In 2016, the City of Phoenix Mayor and Council adopted ambitious 2050 Sustainability Goals, its roadmap
to becoming a carbon-neutral, zero-waste city. As a step towards achieving these goals, the City of
Phoenix wishes to encourage the construction of ultra-low energy use homes.
To create the designs needed in the marketplace, the City of Phoenix, in Partnership with the American Institute
of Architects, Arizona (AIA) held a Sustainable Home Design Competition for a “near net-zero energy” single-family home
that has the best potential for wide-spread adoption in the region (climate zone 2). Now, users can download the winning construction plans for free!
Note: An updated version of the plans was posted in November 2019.
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