Home that produces more energy than it uses built in Utah

Posted at 9:57 PM, Aug 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-01 23:57:35-04

HERRIMAN, Utah – Utah is home to the first house in the country to get the lowest score possible in a climate 5 zone from the Home Energy Rating System.

The home in question will have a power bill of $0 because the home produces more energy than it uses.

The home can even power up to three smart cars, and it’s all possible because of cutting-edge insulation and solar panels.

Sam Rashkin, chief architect with the U.S. Department of Energy, said the home is an exciting development.

"I traveled all the way to Utah here today because this is a game changing event in the US housing district,” he said. “A large, prominent production builder has chosen to build zero energy homes, at a market-based price, the same as standard homes. That is going to completely change how we buy homes, how we live in homes and our experience in these homes.”

Garbett Homes will be building at least 17 more Net Zero Energy Production homes in Utah.