Zero Energy Ready Home Training for Utah Building Professionals

March 13, 2017

Meeting Summary

On March 13th, 2017, SWEEP conducted a training to educate and encourage the building of Zero Energy Ready Homes (ZERH). Local, builders, raters, architects, building officials and community leaders attended the training. Sam Rashkin with the Department of Energy instructed the group on “Zero Energy Ready Homes, the Experts Choice”. Garbett Homes and Red Fish Builders were the “Voice-of-the-Builder”, providing stories of, how their companies evolved, challenges, key lessons learned and recommendations into becoming ZERH builders.

The Home Builders Association of Utah provided the training space, while SWEEP and Utah Clean Energy sponsored the training.

Below you will find links to workshop materials and all available presentations. For additional information about the training, please contact Nancy Kellogg,

Materials List


Staff Biography for Kirsten Frysinger

Kirsten Frysinger brings over 10 years of process development and management skills to her new position as Operations Director at SWEEP. Her background is in working with small entrepreneurial companies and she owned and operated her own videography business from 2004-2008. Kirsten holds a BA in Environmental Studies with a specialization in Sustainable Development from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and graduated in the fall of 2013. Prior to joining the SWEEP team she worked for a green building consulting firm that specialized in residential energy efficiency.


Her passion for sustainability extends into the community. She founded the Boulder County chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, BCRES, and currently serves as Chair of the steering committee. The mission of CRES is to lead Colorado and its people to an energy-efficient and renewable-energy economy through education, policy, and economic development.


Kirsten’s interests include playing the acoustic guitar, hiking Colorado’s endless trails, scuba diving, swing dancing, and spending as much time possible with her two grown daughters. An animal lover, Kirsten has been a foster care volunteer for the Boulder Humane Society for many years and her favorite animal to foster is a ferret or two.