Co-hosted by BEST and LBNL, the 2024 National Institute is the premier event for college faculty, students, and technical professionals aspiring to improve their knowledge and application of high-performance building operations. This year's theme is Less Carbon, More Action! Strategies for Buildings & Technician Education. Lively presentations and roundtable discussions will explore the convergence of new federal initiatives, recently adopted state and local building performance policies, field research on emerging technologies, and workforce education requirements in response to building decarbonization and energy efficiency imperatives.

Learn about advances in building technology and educational strategies at the intersection of technician education, sustainability, energy conservation, clean energy, healthy building operations, and climate change mitigation policies. A dynamic line-up of speakers and interactive sessions will feature these topics and more: 

  • Decarbonization through energy conservation, electrification, distributed energy resources & grid load flexibility
  • Innovative technology research and building performance standards
  • Residential and commercial demonstration projects
  • Education and workforce opportunities for “smart” buildings, building automation & commercial HVAC.

The institute will be a unique opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technologies and education at the intersection of sustainability, energy conservation, clean energy, and healthy building operations.