Energize Phoenix uses federal funds to help property owners improve the energy efficiency of buildings located along the light rail corridor. Funds for residential projects are provided through a matching rebate provided by Arizona Public Service.
Information on the Energize Phoenix Program may be found at this link. The website features an address search tool to determine whether your home lies within the program corridor and provides contact information for the program.
Certified contractors will be contacting property owners in the corridor about the program, completing energy audits and implementing improvements. Financial incentives are available for:
- residential solar water heaters
- shade screens
- heating and cooling system upgrades
- attic insulation
- duct and envelope sealing
Historic Properties Located in Energize Phoenix Corridor: Many historic districts and homes are eligible to participate in Energize Phoenix. The Historic Preservation Office has created maps of the Energize Phoenix corridor showing the location of historic districts and properties within the Energize Phoenix program area. The Historic Preservation Office's goal is to assist historic property owners to successfully achieve energy retrofits while retaining the historic appearance and character of their homes.
- Energize Phoenix Residential Historic--Central Map
- Energize Phoenix Residential Historic--East Map
- Energize Phoenix Residential Historic--North Map
Historic Preservation Requirements: Property owners should know that energy retrofit projects in historic districts require design review and approval by the city's Historic Preservation Office before the project begins.
- All projects involving work on the exterior of the property require a Certificate of No Effect or Appropriateness from the Historic Preservation Office prior to beginning work. The property owner or the contractor may obtain this approval.
- Many work items funded by the Energize Phoenix Program will also require city building permits.
- Energy retrofit work on the interior of the home (i.e., duct sealing, attic insulation, etc.) will not require Historic Preservation Office design review.
- The Historic Preservation Office has created Energize Phoenix Design Guidelines (PDF) for historic property owners participating in the program to help you design a project which can achieve historic preservation approvals.
- Completed projects that do not obtain building permits or historic design review approval could be disqualified for Energize Phoenix incentives.
Contact Information: Coordinate with the Historic Preservation Office on your Energize Phoenix project early to ensure it is designed to be both energy efficient and sensitive to your historic home and neighborhood.
Contact the Historic Preservation Office at 602-261-8699; by email at email@example.com; or visit us during walk-in hours weekdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.