University of Utah architecture professor Jörg Rügemer spent over a year crafting his home, 125 Haus, so that it would live up to his high standards for energy efficiency. As a result, the Park City, UT house regularly consumes under $1 of energy per day and has been unofficially named Utah's most energy-efficient and cost-effective house.
In addition, Professor Rügemer is a Wattvisionary, and 125 Haus consistently sits atop our Top Energy Savers rankings. With 4 occupants and 2400 square feet of space, 125 Haus often manages to use under 2 Kilowatt hours of energy per occupant throughout an entire day. Check out its live Wattvision graph here and learn more about the house from Jörg himself in this video.
Wattvision's vision for the future is that someday everyone will live in homes this energy-efficient. In the meantime, even though we can't all build our homes from scratch, we can certainly make steps towards improving our homes' energy efficiency by having proper insulation, checking up on our lighting, buying energy efficient appliances, and monitoring our changes with Wattvision. Can you take the top spot from 125 Haus?