Workshop on High Performance Homes

April 30, 2008 - Salt Lake City, UT

On April 30, 2008, SWEEP and Utah Clean Energy co-hosted a workshop in Salt Lake City, Utah on constructing and selling high performance homes, including Net-Zero Energy homes that produce as much energy as they consume on an annual basis. This workshop was the first in a series of workshops organized by SWEEP on high performance homes.  It attracted nearly 70 participants from across Utah, including homebuilders, energy efficiency and renewable energy consultants, electric and natural gas utilities, and state and local officials.  The workshop provided a forum for the participants to discuss the features, cost and performance of highly efficient homes, and to develop strategies for increasing the adoption of more efficient homebuilding practices in Utah.  The workshop was sponsored by Rocky Mountain Power, with in-kind support from Questar Gas.

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 workshop featured presentations on the Solar Salt Lake Initiative, and examples of energy and resource efficient homes and demonstration projects completed or underway in Utah.

Below you will find links to workshop materials and presentations.

For additional information about the workshop, please contact SWEEP at , or Kevin Emerson at Utah Clean Energy