Workshop on High Performance Homes

May 7, 2008 - Phoenix, AZ

On May 7, 2008, SWEEP held a workshop in Phoenix, Arizona on constructing and selling high performance homes, including Net-Zero Energy homes that produce as much energy as they consume on annual basis. The workshop attracted nearly 70 participants from across Arizona, including homebuilders, energy efficiency and renewable energy consultants, electric and natural gas utilities, state and local officials. The workshop provided a forum for the participants to discuss the features, cost and performance of high performance homes, and to develop strategies for increasing the adoption of more efficient homebuilding practices in Arizona. The workshop was sponsored by Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project, and Tucson Electric Power.

Presentations highlighted the features and costs of high performance homes, technical assistance resources available for homebuilders, incentives and utility programs, and emerging programs, such as the U.S Green Building Council's LEED for Homes Rating System. The Arizona homebuilder panel presented four case studies of high performance home projects in Arizona built by custom, small, and large production homebuilders.

Below you will find links to workshop materials and presentations.
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