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The Better Buildings: Better Business (B4) Conference provides one central hub where builders, suppliers, manufacturers, contractors and the industry can find out what they need to know to stay current and ahead of trends. The conference is powered on an annual basis by the Wisconsin Builders Foundation & Seventhwave.

2019 B4 Conference Registration Now Open! February 13th, 2019 - February 15th, 2019 Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells.

WBA members, get $50 off your registration. Click here for details (login required).

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2019 B4 Conference

Do you like to keep up with current trends, technologies, and products in the residential building and remodeling industry? Ready to show customers you’re prepared to make their dream home a reality? Then you have come to the right place. Join us to enhance your skills and boost your business savvy at the Better Buildings: Better Business Conference, Feb. 13 – 15, 2019. Continuing education credits (DSPS and more) are available!

For the latest details on the Conference, including key note speakers, conference itinerary, exhibitors, and more, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend? Builders, remodelers, architects, building performance consultants, code officials, contractors, designers, educators, government officials, home inspectors, HVAC contractors, realtors, renewable energy contractors, manufacturers, multifamily owners and managers, researchers, students, suppliers, utility representatives, weatherization specialists...and anyone involved in the residential building community.

What credits are available? Credits are being offered by the following accreditation organizations:

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)

  • American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)

  • Building Performance Institute (BPI)

  • Internal Code Council (ICC)

  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

  • North American Technician Excellence (NATE)

  • Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)

  • Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (WI-DSPS)

Note that sessions will not be pre-approved for GBCI credits this year; however, if you believe the content is applicable to your credential, you can self-report credits. Some sessions are still being reviewed by additional accreditation organizations. Please check here for the latest.

What topics will be covered? The following topics will be covered:

  • Air sealing and insulating techinques

  • Basic building science

  • Battery storage and electric vehicle charging stations

  • Building science research and emerging technologies

  • Business development strategies

  • Codes and standards

  • Electric vehicles

  • High performance HVAC systems: installation, service and sizing

  • Indoor air quality

  • New construction practices

  • Remodeling practices

  • Solar electric systems

  • Sustainable architecture and compact design

What should I wear? Most participants dress casual or business casual during the conference. Meeting room temperatures may vary so we recommend that you bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

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