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APS (Arizona Public Service)

Phoenix, Arizona

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Arizona Public Service (APS) is Arizona's largest and longest-serving electric utility, with more than 1.1 million customers across the state. Since partnering with ENERGY STAR Certified Homes and ENERGY STAR certified products 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 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for its role as a regional leader in energy efficiency and its ongoing commitment to the ENERGY STAR Certified Homes and HPwES programs. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Implementing a successful HPwES program by collaborating with FSL Home Energy Solutions, Salt River Project (SRP), and Southwest Gas Corporation (SGC).
  • Exceeding program goals for HPwES by conducting over 5,000 audits and 2,384 retrofits, while maintaining a strong conversion rate of 32.4 percent.
  • Providing incentives for more than 1,840 ENERGY STAR certified homes, bringing the total number of certified homes since 2006 to nearly 12,000.
  • Developing consumer and builder marketing materials, including a sales book for builders to use to describe, in detail, the features and benefits of an ENERGY STAR certified home to a potential homebuyer.
  • Developing half-day trainings with members of a construction team, including a HERS rater and an HVAC installer, and focusing on details to ensure the team's success in building ENERGY STAR certified homes.