Dec. 9, 2011
Expansion includes nearly 3,000 additional homes
Energize Phoenix is announcing the expansion of program boundaries effective immediately. New program boundaries run along a 10-mile stretch of the light rail from Central and Missouri avenues to Washington and 44th streets.
Energize Phoenix offers cash incentives and financing to help pay for most energy efficiency improvement project costs. Energize Phoenix approved contractors are ready to help homeowners and businesses identify energy saving opportunities and assist them with applying for incentives from Energize Phoenix and APS. To access Energize Phoenix program incentives, you must use an Energize Phoenix approved contractor.
Common residential energy efficiency projects include heating and cooling system upgrades; duct leakage repair and sealing; attic insulation; sealing air leaks; shade screens; and solar water heater upgrades.
Several programs are available for residents within the program boundaries. Rebate Match provides matching rebates to existing APS rebate programs such as Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®, Solar Water Heater, Duct Test and Repair, Residential Advanced AC Tune-Up and Residential AC Rebate Program. Most programs are available to single-family detached, condominium and townhome owners.
Energy Assist offers low-to moderate-income single-family detached homeowners a grant up to 100 percent, depending on income, for eligible energy efficiency projects. Any costs not covered by the grant must be paid for by the homeowner.
Energize Phoenix is also offering a limited time opportunity to receive a free home energy check-up for owner-occupied homes that qualify for the APS Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program within the Energize Phoenix program boundaries.
Home energy check-ups completed now through Dec. 31, 2011 by an approved Energize Phoenix contractor are eligible to receive a $99 home energy check-up rebate. The deadline for receipt of a completed Residential Rebate Match Form (available through approved contractors) with applicable attachments at the address listed on the Residential Rebate Match Form is January 31, 2011.
Additionally, conditional grants are available to owners of apartment complexes serving low-to moderate-income residents. Contact Energize Phoenix staff for additional information.
Visit energizephx.com to determine if your home or business is located in the program boundaries, learn more about the programs and find an Energize Phoenix approved contractor. For more information, you may also contact Energize Phoenix staff at 602-495-5275.
The city of Phoenix was awarded a $25 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood Program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to launch the Energize Phoenix program in partnership with Arizona State University and with support from Arizona Public Service. The Energize Phoenix program saves energy, creates jobs and will transform a diverse array of neighborhoods along the Metro light rail.
DRA Strategic Communications
City of Phoenix