Few Arizona Buildings Certified as ‘Net Zero,’ Extreme Climate Poses Challenges

The International Living Future Institute, a nonprofit that challenges communities to build sustainable environments, has certified DPR Construction’s Phoenix headquarters as a net zero energy building, the first building in Arizona to earn the distinction from the group. One study indicated there were 67 commercial buildings verified as zero net energy in the U.S. and Canada in 2017, and there were 415 in construction or in the evaluation process, according to the New Buildings Institute.

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