Kennecott Land is First Land Developer to Commit to Having All Homes Built in Its Development in Salt Lake City to be Energy Rated and Require Its Builders to Market the Homes’ HERS Index

June 29th, 2011 - Posted by RESNET under Hot News, RESNET News

Kennecott Land has committed to having all of the builders in its development in Salt Lake City, Utah to have all of their homes energy rated and market the new homes HERS Index.   The commitment is included in a Memorandum of Understanding that Kennecott Land entered into with RESNET.  This is a first of its kind commitment for RESNET in that it is with a land development company.

Kennecott Land was established by Kennecott Utah Copper to develop its non-mining land in a way that creates enduring and sustainable communities. The company is requiring that builders building homes in its Daybreak community must build high energy performance homes. With the agreement the corporation will require that all homes in the community are rated and that the builders market the homes HERS Index. For more information on Kennecott Land click on

RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden commented the agreement stating, “This is an exciting opportunity for other land development companies interested in pursuing a sustainable community development.  I laude Kennecott Land for its leadership”

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