28th Annual Energy Design Conference & Expo
February 19-21, 2018
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

Energy Design Conference & Expo (EDC)

New this Year!

Opening plenary: The Art, Science, and the Business of High Performance Homes, presented by Peter Yost.
Peter Yost is the person you turn to if you want to truly understand how buildings work: their design specification, construction, performance assessment. He brings more than 30 years experience in building, researching, teaching, writing and consulting on high-performance buildings. His expertise ranges from construction waste management and advanced framing to energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and building durability.

Don’t miss out on our FREE mini-sessions!
Interested in learning about energy-efficient technologies but can’t make it to the conference? Check out our FREE mini-sessions on Tuesday evening from 4:30 to 5:30 in the exhibit hall. Topics will include air source heat pumps, solar energy, electric vehicles, and utility rebates and incentives. The exhibit hall is also FREE and open to the public.

Preconference: Learn about emerging technologies and take tours of local businesses who have worked with Minnesota Power on EE projects. Businesses included: Blacklist Brewery, Lakeside Fire Hall, Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, and Cirrus.

Why should you attend?


Learn about the latest in energy-efficient building and technologies, renewable energy, best practices, and responsible design. With over 40 sessions from some of the best educators in the business, you’re sure to find something that's right for you.


Grow your network by exhibiting at the Expo. With breaks, lunches, and nightly receptions, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to build relationships, connect with potential customers, and expand your outreach.


Whether it’s during sessions, at breaks or lunch, or over a refreshment at nightly receptions, the Expo gives you plenty of opportunities to connect with peers and other energy-conscious attendees in a fun and welcoming environment.