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Highlights from the 2023 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit

By Better Buildings Beat Team on May 23, 2023

Thank you to all of our speakers and attendees for joining us at the 2023 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit! We hope you enjoyed the event, were able to reconnect with colleagues and peers, and gained valuable resources and insights to inform your work ahead.

Summit convened thought leaders and industry experts across sectors for more than 60 engaging and interactive sessions covering the latest in emerging technologies, innovative strategies in decarbonization and efficiency, and much more. This year, more than 150 speakers took the stage to share how their organizations are accelerating progress and overcoming challenges. Here are some highlights from this year’s Summit!

2023 Summit Highlights

Power to the Plenary: Your Summit, Your Vote

Better Buildings and Better Plants partners answered audience questions in this new style of Summit plenary, sharing their thoughts on promising decarbonization technologies, the future of energy storage, and what’s next in building performance standards. Watch the Power to the Plenary here.

Building Tours


Attendees got a first-hand look at leading energy, decarbonization, and water efficiency practices at a variety of D.C.-area properties. Thank you to those organizations that offered their buildings and expertise for these hands-on opportunities to see success in action. Learn more about Buildings Tours here.

Executive Panel: Leadership in Decarbonization and Energy Efficiency

Better Buildings and Better Plants leaders from the commercial, finance, industrial, local government, and multifamily sectors discussed the key issues, emerging trends, and challenges impacting their work and the market at large. Watch the Executive Panel here.

Networking Reception

Old friends and new were made at the Networking Reception! Attendees discussed progress and exchanged strategies to learn how others are approaching efficiency and decarbonization.