We’ve been so consumed with post-BuildingEnergy follow up that we’ve scarcely taken a moment to step back and celebrate the success of BE13.
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, these graphics tell a pretty powerful story about the diversity of our attendees, and about the experience they had:
And here’s what people are saying about BuildingEnergy 13:
What distinguishes BE from the other conferences you attend?
“It’s local to me and my budget for travel is limited. It’s of manageable size, I can get to all the booths I want to visit in one day. It has a variety of vendors & organizations present.” – Glenn Koenig, Dancing Data
“I find the information comes from credible sources. The people presenting the information are very thorough and know their subject matter. It is the cutting edge in building development.” – Heidi Merz, ERA Snyder & Snyder
“Fantastic networking opportunities, excellent range of products, services and organizations across the energy efficient construction industry.” – Margo Labadorf Valdes, Conservation Services Group
“Cross-disciplinary conversation and pollination of new ideas.” – Meri Holden, Bristol Community College
“A concentration of like-minded professionals show casing projects that they have completed to discuss what worked and more importantly what did not.” – John Rodenhizer,JSR Adaptive Energy Solutions
“Great content and lowest price CEU source on the East Coast.” – anonymous
“So many different sustainable energy ideas & vendors. Networking and learning opportunities abound! – Audrey Rolio, Passive House Maine
“Solid, honest information from committed and knowledgeable practitioners and a strong sense of community.” – Richard Renner, Richard Renner Architects
“Less fluff, more good stuff.” – Michael Kane, M.G. Kane Properties
“National quality with regional focus.” – R. Scott Campbell, Vermont Fuel Efficiency Partnership
Would you recommend this conference to others?
“Great regional networking and exposure to products and information.” – Allison Page, Project Wrangler
“It is a good indicator of where the energy related markets are going.” – Richard Bald, TY Lin International
“Excellent networking, great sessions with cutting edge information. It’s a wonderful chance to connect with peers doing similar work in other regions.” – Margo Labadorf Valdes, Conservation Services Group
“This is the best educational conference in the United States for sustainability practitioners.” – Stephen Stuart, Sustainable Solutions
“I learned more during my two days there than I have in some of my semester long classes. It was also a great way to network and explore different technologies.” – Kristina Johnson, Cornell University
“Excellent presenters on a broad variety of topics, some very granular info mixed with broad overviews of things makes it easy to get introduced to new ideas and gain deeper understanding of existing knowledge.” – Cody Wero, New Ecology, Inc.
“Keeps me inspired to do the hard work!” – Jo Palumbo, Transformations, Inc.
“I highly recommend this conference to my colleagues who are active in the green building and design world in this region (and beyond). I think BE13 attendees are committed, excited, willing to share their knowledge, and eager to learn.” – Kate Stephenson, Yestermorrow Design/Build School
“It will get you up to speed on the cutting edge of sustainability in the US, and put you in touch directly with the consultants, specialists and products that can make sustainability the new normal in your practice.” – James Mayeux,Upland Studio
“For those exhibitors who market their products or services to the Northeast market in green building, it is a good regional show.” – Leann M. Slattery, ATAS International, Inc.
“The gathering place for folks interested in good buildings in the Northeast.” – Jack Miller, Jack Miller Contractors
“It’s the best. I e-mail literally thousands of people about it.” – F.L. Andrew Padian, The Community Preservation Corporation
“The single best place to get quality information and meet people doing great work.” – Kurt Teichert, Brown University
Will your experience at this conference change your practice? If so how?
“Yes. Better understanding of where clients’ resources should go for a better payback.” – William Roslansky, William Roslansky Architect
“Yes, I am more aware of companies, resources, techniques, and people that/who can make my practice more effective.” – Michele Sopher
“Over the last two years my attendance at BE, my participation in pre-conference workshops, the Building Masters Series, and ongoing relationships with NESEA professional contacts, have all combined to make it possible for me to imagine building a net zero building this year.” – Newell Pledger-Shinn, Hardwick Post and Beam
What did you like most about our conference?
“The community of practitioners continually stretches itself and goes forward to the next edge.” – Robert Leaver, New Commons
“The chance to speak to many the ‘experts’ in one place.” – Gus Harrington, Main Street Properties
“You know it’s a good conference when the audience and the presenters get into great, substantive debates – this happened in almost every session I attended.” – Raven Mueller, Keene State College
“Excellent leads for a vendor. Very qualified attendees.” – Anonymous
“The demonstration areas at the trade show. A great plus for those of us who have limited time and budget, and a good way to get an overview on a variety of topics.” – Vivian Girard, VG Renovation
“Everything. The connection between the trade show exhibitors and the demos and the conferences and the workshops tied everything together.” – Anonymous
“Great Lead Generation!” – Robert Martel, Water Energy Distributors
Any Other Feedback?
“Best conference so far, hands down. More take aways and actual practices, ideas and technologies to use than ever before. Also, included much more holistic understanding of building energy i.e. brought in building science with understanding building occupants and building financials.” – Anonymous
“There was so much material I wanted to participate in that I would have had to divide myself in three to attend everything I wanted to.” – Luis Hernandez, Gaia Sharbel Energy Contracting
“Best conference I’ve ever attended on the subject. Have been attending for approximately 15 years and will attend again next year.” – Gary Hartwell, Smith College
We are so grateful for your feedback and support. Thanks!