We were happy to collaborate with RESNET to fully transform their in-person event into a virtual without compromising the elements that make in-person events so special.
The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) is a not-for-profit, membership corporation that is recognized as a national standards-making body for building energy efficiency rating and certification systems in the United States, focusing on home energy rating systems and energy efficient mortgages.
To make the energy use of all homes transparent, thereby driving residential sector energy use toward net zero.
What They Needed: Transition From In-Person Event To A Fully Virtual One
Transitioning an event from in-person to fully virtual was a big challenge. Originally offering 100+ in-person sessions (including training and education sessions), RESNET needed a way to provide all of these sessions to their audience while still showcasing live keynotes, sponsorship opportunities, fun activities, a trade show booth, and interactive engagement virtually.
What We Provided: A Full Virtual Platform And Production For Their Streams
From the virtual platform side, we helped create a fully functional platform for users to navigate through. We offered different agendas based on each day of programming, a sponsor and exhibitor page where users could go visit and interact with each company, and an on-demand web page where we hosted their 80+ training and education sessions, categorized by knowledge level, BPI credit eligibility, and category type so users could easily find the sessions they wanted to take place in.
We made the platform fun and engaging by creating gamification that resulted in prizes that were awarded to the highest point earners. One big virtual component that RESNET wanted was to find a way for users to further engage with one another. Our answer to that was “social groups”. We created 14 “social groups” ranging from their yearly 5k run attendees, to a builders network, for users to network and engage with one another, by sharing photos, ideas, and advice. From the production side, we pre-recorded the entire event– 3 days worth of content ranging from Congressmen and CEOs to Vice Presidents. This took a lot of teamwork between us and our client.
We met our deadlines by sticking to the deliverable timeline that we created and coordinated both in-person recordings that took place at our studio mixed and remote presenters. Doing this helped put our client at ease during the live days of the show since all of the pre-work was done. We were happy to collaborate with RESNET to fully transform their in-person event into a virtual without compromising the elements that make in-person events so special.
What Makes Us Different: A Reliable, Dedicated Production Partner Who Executes Flawlessly
Here’s what RESNET had to say:
“I demoed probably over a dozen different virtual platform options, and Vario made the choice easy. Everything from receiving the proposal to the execution of recording and live-streaming the event was done without a hitch. Julian did a great job as our primary project manager in making sure that we hit our target dates, and helped us problem-solve and accommodate any inevitable hiccups that happened. Our attendees and sponsors had such positive feedback saying it was the best virtual event they had attended the whole year. All of it would not be possible without partnering with Vario!”
— Emma Bennett, Standards Development and Events Manager — RESNET