Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.74
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2011
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University of Utah
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Myron Willson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Net Zero Energy Project
The Net Zero Energy Project is an effort being undertaken by the College of Architecture + Planning to renovate the college’s 1970s-era iconic brutalist-style building into a net zero energy facility—one that consumes only as much energy as it produces on site. The Net Zero Energy Project is aligned with the university-wide commitment to reducing energy consumption and meeting its carbon-neutrality goal under the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. In 2010 the project was awarded one of 21 competitive grants nationwide to participate in the Department of Energy’s Commercial Building Project, a program tasked with providing technical assistance to improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings throughout the United States. The project has also been awarded a SCIF grant and state funding as well as the donation of significant professional services by local architecture and engineering firms. An advisory committee consisting of faculty, students, staff, and representatives from local firms has been created to support the project.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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