An open-source project for all-electric buildings.

Pragmatists for Clean Air wants to help developers, architects, engineers, and builders share best practices and solve common obstacles for all-electric buildings.

All-electric buildings can be:

  • Efficient
  • Cost-effective operations and maintenance (O&M)
  • 100% Renewable
  • Beneficial to local air-quality
  • Beautiful

What’s in a name?


a person who is guided more by practical considerations than by ideals.


How It Works

Often the biggest barrier to significant change is understanding how it will work.

See how we've done it so far


Clean Air

We should all be able to live, work, and play in clean air. In our hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah, we frequently experience unhealthy levels of air pollution. Air pollution is more than ugly, it affects everything from our individual health and development to the broader economy’s ability to attract and engage people.  

40% of Utah’s air pollution is attributed to emissions from buildings. This percentage is projected to increase as vehicles continue to pollute less.

The population of the Wasatch Front is projected to nearly double by 2050. More people = more buildings.

While the Salt Lake Valley’s geography is prone to inversions, better building improves air quality for everyone.

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