Zero Energy Homes & Buildings

Zero energy homes and buildings are so energy efficient that on-site rooftop solar can meet the buildings' annual energy needs.

Utah Clean Energy is advocating for programs and policies that help builders, developers, local governments and others make the transition to zero energy buildings powered with 100% renewable energy.

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Getting Commercial Buildings on the Path to Net Zero

Our buildings are directly contributing to climate change and local air pollution. Energy used in our homes and buildings contributes up to 40% of U.S. …

Making an Impact with Zero Energy Ready Homes

“I’m the builder for Habitat for Humanity. I’ve built a lot of houses, but nothing like this net zero home. For the homeowner, it is going to be zero energy, so they are going to save money on energy bills, which means more income for things like groceries and healthcare.”

Arcadio Madrigal, Construction Manager Habitat for Humanity of Summit & Wasatch Counties
More Blogs on Reducing Emissions from Homes & Buildings

Getting to Zero Energy, Reducing Emissions from our Homes and Buildings

Diverse Team of Specialists Inspect Commercial, Industrial Building Construction Site. Real Estate Project with Civil Engineer, Investor and Worker. In the Background Crane, Skyscraper Formwork Frames

Building Leaders Speak on Utah’s Journey to Low and Zero Emission Housing

Kevin Emerson, Utah Clean Energy’s Building and Decarbonization Director, recently moderated a panel featuring a powerhouse trio of Utah building …

Electric Vehicles for All, Electrifying our Homes and Buildings, Energy Equity, Getting to Zero Energy, Reducing Emissions from our Homes and Buildings


Utah Housing Corporation Adopts New Incentives for Energy Innovations in Affordable Housing

Affordable housing developments in Utah are going to get a vital boost of energy efficiency and electric vehicle charging thanks …

Getting to Zero Energy


A Home Energy Label Program Will Reduce Pollution and Empower Homebuyers

THE CHALLENGE  Information is power. Think about all of the consumer labels we use every day to make the best decisions: nutritional facts on our food products, and miles-per-gallon (MPG) labels on our cars to name …

Getting to Zero Energy, Uncategorized


Living Buildings and WATER

The team at Salt Lake City’s Architectural Nexus are now building what we hope will be the first ever Living …

Getting to Zero Energy, Reducing Emissions from our Homes and Buildings


Architecture Firm Headquarters Aims to be First Commercial Living Building in Utah

Architectural Nexus, one of the top 100 national green architecture firms, is taking on the fight against pollution, water waste, …

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