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Weber's Sustainability Team will help over 150 households increase the efficiency of their homes. 

Empower Northern Utah is an annual program. The fall of 2021, Weber State's sustainability offices and partners provided free energy efficient LED light bulbs in exchange for old inefficient bulbs, as well as free and discounted smart thermostats to improve the energy efficiency of Northern Utah homes. 

Smart Thermostats

Through a partnership with UCAIR, and others, Empower Northern Utah is offering 150 discounted Nest Thermostat E’s, for under $67 (originally $169). 

Additionally, there are free thermostats available for residents who qualify through the Home Energy Assistance Target (HEAT) program. To learn more about participating through the HEAT program, view the HEAT Participant information page.

How to participate: 

  1. Before registering, find out if your home's heating and cooling systems are compatible with the Nest E.
  2. Visit this page on or after Thursday, September 8 at 6 p.m. to purchase your discounted thermostat. While purchasing, select a time to pick up your thermostat (times are available on Saturday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.). 
  3. Pick up your thermostat at the WSU Davis campus located in LAYTON on October 1. 

How to install your themostat:

  1. Before installing, see if your home's heating and cooling systems are compatible with the Nest E.
  2. Install your Nest E thermostat and start saving energy by using this video tutorial.

Why we offered discounted smart thermostats: 

Smart thermostats make it simple to save energy on heating and cooling costs. The Nest E Thermostat can cut heating bills, saving the average U.S. household over $130 a year. 

In addition to saving money, energy-efficient, smart thermostats can help improve air quality in your home (by reducing the combustion of natural gas) and the environment. Using less natural gas and electricity generated by fossil fuels reduces greenhouse gasses.

More Energy Savings  

Homeowners and renters can improve the efficiency of their homes. Use the Energy Efficiency Guide for Utah for easy efficiency tips and guidance. 

More Ways to Care for Our Air and Climate

Committed to Our Community

Weber State University is committed to offering our community sustainability programs focused on improving the lives of residents and ensuring a livable, healthy climate for current and future generations. To learn more about our community programs visit our community page.

For more information, contact:
Liz Stringham, Community Programs Coordinator 
WSU Sustainability Practices and Research Center
(801) 626-6310 or


Weber State Sustainability would like to thank our partners for making this program possible!