The mayor and city council of Chandler, AZ adopted Resolution 4199 in June 2008, establishing a requirement for all new occupied city buildings larger than 5,000 square feet to be designed and built to achieve the Silver level of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, and to strive for higher levels of certification whenever project resources and conditions permit. To maintain cost control, city building projects may be exempt from the requirement if the payback period necessary to recover the initial costs is more than ten years.
APS Solutions for Business incentives help businesses increase energy efficiency and reduce energy use. APS nonresidential customers (including schools, small businesses, industrial facilities and public agencies) can choose energy efficiency measures with rebates for existing building and new construction. Under the Express Solutions Program, schools of any size and businesses with a demand of 100 kW or less can receive incentives covering up to 90% of lighting and refrigeration project costs.
In order to meet Arizona's 22% energy reduction by 2020 goal, APS offers energy efficiency incentives to multifamily building residents. CFLs, thermostat shut-offs and water controls are offered as part of the free energy assessment program to residents and common areas upgrades are incentivized through rebates to building owners. The program also provides incentives for new construction and major renovation multifamily projects. Developers can qualify for a rebate by building to APS energy efficiency standards.
'''''Note: The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) recently approved modifications to some elements of this program. Performance-based incentives, which had previously been available for larger renewable energy systems have been terminated. Only upfront incentives for smaller systems are now available.'''''
APS offers a $270 rebate to its residential customers who upgrade their AC units or heat pumps. AC units must meet both the SEER and EER values and be replacements for less efficient equipment in existing homes. To apply for this rebate, fill out the application and mail it to APS along with an invoice from a licensed contractor indicating proof of installation. Installation must be completed by an APS Qualified Contractor in accordance with APS' Quality Installation standards. Instructions on how to find an APS qualified contractor are listed on the website.
APS and National Bank of Arizona have partnered to offer low-interest financing to all customers qualifying for energy efficiency incentives under the Solutions for Business program. Combined with program rebates, financing can help cover the up-front costs of energy-saving improvements, making it easier for customers to achieve their energy efficiency goals. Program details and guidelines are available on the web site listed above. Contact APS for additional information on financing options.
PHOENIX – EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga shared many accomplishments of the nuclear cleanup program in a speech at the annual Waste Management Conference today, including recent news of its progress on the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) High-Risk List.
PHOENIX – EM and the DOE Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) are working to address barriers that hinder small businesses from competing for prime contracts for work in the Cold War cleanup program.