by Erica Evans, Deseret News
Skeptics have dismissed net-zero energy buildings — buildings which create the same amount of renewable energy they use — as expensive and cumbersome to build.
But multiple real estate developers across the country, including a nonprofit called Giv Group in Salt Lake City, have been working the past few years to prove critics wrong by demonstrating that net-zero buildings can be constructed for close to the same cost as conventional structures, with just a little extra planning.
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