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Debate Over Renewable Energy Tariff For Rebate Customers

Solar tariff
by in Blogs | Green

Solar rebate customers may be faced with a higher renewable energy tariff that will supplement the solar rebate fund to help other customers install solar equipment. Previous articles in the Green Scene section focused on the many available rebates for purchasing solar equipment for a home or business. These articles also focus on the savings… Read More →

GoGreen Conference ’11 Sustainability Panel Discussions (Part II)

Sustainability Discussions at the GoGreen Conference
by in Education | Events | Green

In the first part of the GoGreen Conference ’11 coverage, we reported that sustainability education and patience were the buzzwords of many of the panel discussions. Here’s why: The panel discussion titled “Green Your Workplace: High Impact Change at Your Business,” moderated by Ed Fox, chief sustainability officer for APS, focused on how to turn… Read More →

GoGreen Conference ’11 Emphasizes Sustainability Education, Patience

GoGreen Conference '11
by in Education | Events | Green

Whether it’s educating attendees of green and sustainability in the workplace or the speakers’ efforts to educate public and private entities of sustainability in their community, “education” was the buzzword and couldn’t have been stressed enough at the GoGreen Conference ’11 this past Tuesday, November 15. Well, that and a lot of patience. “It’s not… Read More →

APS Shade Tree Program For Customers

APS Shade Tree Program
by in Green

Planting shade trees around your home can save you up to $50 per year on your energy bill, and with the APS Shade Tree program, “shaded walls can be 9° to 36° cooler at peak times,” according to its website. “In addition to energy savings, shade trees also add value to your property, produce oxygen… Read More →

APS Home Performance Program Provides Loans For Homeowners Energy Efficient Improvements

National Bank of Arizona, APS Energy Efficiency Partnership
by in Business News | Green | Small Biz

National Bank of Arizona has partnered with APS to provide an affordable financial incentive for APS customers to renovate their homes with energy efficient improvements. It’s called the APS Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program. The program was started more than a year ago and at the time was only available to schools and small… Read More →

Solar Energy Builds on Arizona Western College Campus

Solar Energy Arizona Western College,

The current economic situation has spurred a lot of talk, advertisements and encouragement to buy local and use local to sustain our economy. The Guinness Book of World Records named Yuma, AZ the sunniest city on earth, so where better to utilize innovative solar energy technology on Yuma’s Arizona Western College campus? The Project The… Read More →

Solar Panels And Installations Make Good Financial Sense

Solar Panels - AZRE Magazine July/August 2011
by in Building Green

Figuring out the bottom line return on investment figures for installing solar panels on commercial buildings is a bit like hitting a moving target. Incentives from utilities are apt to change and sow uncertainty in the market, thus access to capital can be iffy in these challenging economic times. But some business owners who have… Read More →

82nd Annual MLB All-Star Game Arrives In Arizona Just In Time

All-Star Game 2010 Festivities, AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

82nd Annual MLB All-Star Game  Arizona catches a much-needed break this summer when the 82nd Major League Baseball All-Star Game rolls into Chase Field in Downtown Phoenix in July. “It’s a big year for the Diamondbacks,” says Derrick Hall, president of the Arizona Diamondbacks. “We have the opening of the new spring training complex, the… Read More →

Chase Field: Keeping It Cool

Chase Field - AZRE Magazine May/June 2011
by in Building Green

Gearing up for another typical Phoenix summer and the All-Star Game at Chase Field in July, the Arizona Diamondbacks have partnered with APS on a solar structure that could be considered a doubleheader. Just In Time For The All-Star Game, Chase Field’s Solar Structure Will Be A Benefit To Many Erected in a matter of… Read More →

Largest Commercial Solar Rooftop System in Arizona Unveiled

Empire Power Systems
by in Green | Real Estate | Tech

Empire Power Systems this week completed the installation of an $11.5 million, 2.4 megawatt SunPower solar rooftop system on the Cowley Industrial Park building in South Phoenix. The project is the largest commercial solar rooftop system in Arizona and the second largest in U.S. Cowley Companies, a Phoenix-based real estate investment firm, decided to install… Read More →

Pinnacle West Named To Three Sustainability Lists

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by in Economy | Green | Tech

There’s some good green news for Arizona. For the sixth year in a row, Pinnacle West (the parent company of Arizona Public Service Co.) has been separately named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DSJI) North America and as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the World. The index recognizes sustainable business… Read More →

Effective Ways To Go Green, High-Tech Trash Bins And More

Green Trash Can
by in Blogs | Economy | Green | Tech

Here’s some green bits from around the web. This week we’ve gathered stories about tattletale trashcans costing their owners big bucks, effective ways to go green that may surprise you, a possible “feed-in tariff” to encourage solar power growth in Arizona, test driving electric cars and others. Feed-in Tariff to Aid Solar Weighed Arizona officials… Read More →

2009 HR Team Of The Year Finalists

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by in Events

Company: American Express Service Center – Phoenix Web: www.americanexpress.com Company established: 1850 | No. of employees in AZ: 7,400 No. of employees in HR dept.: 17 The 17 professionals in the human resources department at American Express’ service center in Phoenix have had a busy year and met many challenges amidst difficult circumstances. The team… Read More →

Steven Lockard – President And CEO, TPI Composites

Steven Lockhard TPI Composites
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green | Tech

When the goal is to carve out a spot on the cutting edge of green-energy technology, it helps to be in the business of making blades. That’s the case with TPI Composites Inc., a privately held company now headquartered in Scottsdale that devotes a significant portion of its business to manufacturing massive wind-turbine blades used… Read More →