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APS (Arizona Public Service)

Phoenix, Arizona

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

APS (Arizona Public Service) is Arizona's largest and longest-serving electric utility, with more than 1.1 million customers across the state. Since becoming an ENERGY STAR New Homes and ENERGY STAR qualified products partner in 2005, APS has expanded its ENERGY STAR portfolio to include ENERGY STAR certified buildings and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES). APS is receiving the ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence--Energy Efficiency Program Sponsor for its role as a regional leader in energy efficiency and its ongoing commitment to ENERGY STAR for New Homes and HPwES. Key accomplishments in 2011 include:

 

·         Providing incentives for more than 1,170 ENERGY STAR certified homes, bringing the total number of certified homes since 2006 to 9,350.

·         Exceeding program goals for HPwES by conducting nearly 4,500 audits and over 1,600 retrofits, while maintaining a strong conversion rate of 38 percent. This represents savings of more than 111,000 MWh over the expected life of the measures.

·         Reaching a milestone goal of having all of the top 20 Arizona home builders by volume participate in the APS ENERGY STAR New Homes program.

·         Introducing a low-interest financing product to help customers finance their HPwES energy efficiency projects, in partnership with the National Bank of Arizona.

·         Promoting ENERGY STAR through its Solutions for Business Program by conducting half-day training sessions on benchmarking with the Portfolio Manager measurement and tracking tool and reviewing ENERGY STAR tools and resources in all customer and trade ally training sessions.

·         Promoting the sale and use of more than 2.5 million ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs in 2011 through incentives and creative educational promotions.