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Phoenix ranked No. 1 for energy efficiency

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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has ranked Phoenix the Number 1 big-city local government in the nation for energy efficiency. The Council lauded the city for achieving its 2015 goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in local government operations and then resetting its targets to be even more stringent. The City of Phoenix… Read More →

Energy Consortium’s Roadmap puts state of path to build industry

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by in Business News | Energy

Imagine Arizona as the energy hub of the Southwest — where major regional transmission lines tie into infrastructure in the state and serve a growing regional demand for energy. Arizona would be a place where an increasing percentage of jobs are related to the energy industry, whether in manufacturing, generation, transmission, energy efficiency, service or… Read More →

SWEEP Provides Energy Efficiency Ideas for Arizona

by in Business News | Featured | Green

Since its inception in 2001, The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, or SWEEP as it is more commonly known, has tried to find new and innovative ways that will advance energy efficiency in the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Covering such topics as buildings and transportation efficiency programs, SWEEP mainly focuses… Read More →

New Data Center Breaks Ground In Chandler's 'Price Corridor'

data center to be built in price corridor in chandler

NextFort Ventures, a provider of energy-efficient modular data centers, broke ground on a new data center in Chandler. General contractor is Sunstate Builders and architect is Butler Design Group. The 130,000SF NextFort Venture Data Center, designed with the environment in mind, will be a mix of office space and computing suites in a unique modular… Read More →

Banner Estrella Recognized As An Energy Star Facility By EPA

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by in Building Green | Business News

Banner Estrella Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Maricopa County to be labeled an ENERGY STAR® certified building by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There are just four hospitals in Arizona and 150 hospitals nationwide have the EPA-certified ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR certified buildings use an average of 35 percent less… Read More →

Banner Estrella Medical Center Recognized As An Energy Star Facility By EPA

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Banner Estrella Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Maricopa County to be labeled an Energy Star certified building by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Currently, only four hospitals in Arizona and 150 hospitals nationwide have the EPA-certified Energy Star label. Energy Star certified buildings use an average of 35 percent less… Read More →

Pinnacle West Reports Positive 2011 Fourth-quarter & Full-year Results

Phoenix Industrial Market
by in Business News | Finance

 ’Disciplined cost management’ and strong operational performance benefit bottom line Pinnacle West Capital Corporation reported consolidated on-going earnings of $12.1 million, or $0.11 per diluted share of common stock, for the quarter ended December 31, 2011. This result compares with on-going earnings of $5.2 million, or $0.05 per share, in the same 2010 period. The… 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 →

Phoenix And Scottsdale Adopt Green Construction Code

Green Construction Code, Phoenix, Scottsdale

It has been almost one month since the City of Phoenix adopted a voluntary green construction code to promote energy efficiency and sustainability in construction activities. A keystone of the code is that both new and old projects can achieve the green standard without paying third-party fees; costly fees can often prevent projects from getting off the… Read More →

How Subcontractors Can Reduce Risk On Green Building Projects

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by in Green | Real Estate

Green building provides a unique opportunity for the small to mid-sized subcontractor. In fact, an integrated approach to green design, building and construction will be essential to efficiently building green projects. Subcontractors and material providers can greatly benefit from the green building trend by understanding certification requirements, becoming familiar with green practices for their particular… Read More →

Green News Roundup – Energy Efficiency, Green Organizations & More

Energy Efficiency
by in Blogs | Green

Welcome to our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve gathered stories about energy efficiency auditing, promoting your company as a green organization and more. Please feel free to send along any interesting stories you’d like to see in the roundup to kasia@azbigmedia.com. Also visit AZ Green Scene for informative articles about sustainability efforts in… Read More →

Green News Roundup – Alternative Energy, USAEnergyGuide & More

USA Energy Guide
by in Blogs | Economy | Green

I’m always on the lookout for developments in the local sustainability industry. USAEnergyGuide was started by three Arizona entrepreneurs passionate about the environment. Realizing that rebate and tax incentives are hard for consumers to navigate, they jumped at the opportunity to create a site that would be simple and user-friendly. Originally only for Arizona residents,… Read More →

Green News Roundup – Electric Vehicles, Spain’s Solar Industry & More

Hybrid Vehicles
by in Blogs | Economy | Green | Politics

Welcome to our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve gathered stories about green driving, the solar industry in Spain and green Oscar fashion. Feel free to send along any stories you’d like to share by e-mailing me at kasia@azbigmedia.com Also visit AZ Green Scene for informative articles focusing on sustainability endeavors in the Valley and… Read More →

Local Groups Are Working To Protect The Link Between Water And Energy

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Green

It’s a given that oil and water don’t mix, but Arizona’s two key resources — water and energy — are inextricably linked. Experts from the public and private sectors are exploring the water-energy nexus, how the two resources are connected and what needs to be done so Arizona continues to have a sufficient supply of… Read More →