Online registration for the 2ND Annual Better Buildings Summit is now closed.  Onsite registration will be available at the Renaissance Hotel Washington, DC Wednesday, May 29 from 5:00 - 7:00pm and again beginning Thursday, May 30 at 7:00am.  For questions, please email us at [email protected].  We hope to see you at the Summit. 

2NDAnnual Better Buildings Summit

May 30-31, 2013
Renaissance Hotel
Washington, DC

Event Information:
This year's Better Buildings Summit is your opportunity to engage with fellow state, local, K-12 education leaders, and other decision-makers on effective actions and policies to build a clean energy economy in your states and local communities.  Participants will learn innovative strategies, policies, and models for adopting and implementing clean energy solutions in their communities that save money, create jobs, increase energy security and protect the environment.   We will also be recognizing the achievements of Better Buildings Challenge Partners and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program grantees and creating a forum for peer exchange and networking.

Our 2012 conference was a great success, hosting nearly 300 participants with presentations and discussions featuring former Colorado Governor William Ritter, and EERE Assistant Secretary Dr. David Danielson. The annual conference attracts attendees from the federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sectors as well as representatives from K-12 school districts.

Agenda at a Glance (Final)

Detailed Agenda (Final)

Registration Flyer


Registration Fee Information:

Tier 1: Full participation as a Federal, State, Local, Non-Profit and K-12 attendee: $250 
Tier 2: Full participation as a Private-Sector attendee: $400 
Tier 3: Recognition Ceremony only (May 30th): $40 to pre-register online, $50 to register at the door 

Tier 1: For state and local government jurisdictions and K-12 school district attendees, the first and preferable method to finance the registration fee is to use administrative funds from Active DOE grants. For those state, local and K-12 participants wishing to attend the summit that do not have an existing grant agreement with DOE, a limited number of scholarships will be available.  (The deadline for requesting a scholarship is Wednesday, May 22.  Scholarship requests received after May 22 will not be approved.) 

Tier 3: For participants who wish to only attend the Recognition Ceremony on May 30, 2013, the online pre-registration fee is $40 (You must register online to pay this amount).  To register at the door is $50.

Conference Hotel Information: 
Renaissance Hotel 
999 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Information on booking a sleeping room:  
A block of sleeping rooms is available at the government per diem rate of $224/night plus tax the nights of May 29-30, 2013.  Reservations must be made by Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Reservations cannot be guaranteed at the per diem rate after this date and will be based on availability.  You can make your reservation by calling 1-877-212-5752 and referencing “DOE Better Buildings Summit" at the Renaissance DC Downtown hotel.  You can also book online at:  

For questions about the Second Annual Better Buildings Summit, email us at [email protected]