Aps Launches New Rebate Program For Designers, Builders

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APS Solutions for Business recently announced a new rebate program for business customers who design and build energy efficient buildings that surpass current energy efficiency standards in non-residential structures.

The Whole Building Incentive offers two rebates: the design rebate encourages incorporation of energy efficiency from the start of a project; and the construction rebate reduces the cost of constructing a high-performance building from the ground up.

Incentives begin at 14 cents per annual kWh saved and increase based on performance.

Qualifying projects must be either new construction or major renovation.

Developers and owners also can apply for an “energy study” rebate to offset the cost of performance modeling during design, up to $10,000.

A training workshop is scheduled for 7:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, and is targeted specifically for design professionals and developers interested in high-performance buildings.

The cost of registration is $150 (or $75 for APS customers and Solutions for Business trade allies) — breakfast and lunch are included.

The Whole Building training workshop will offer recommendations on designing buildings that exceed — by 10 percent or greater — the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1 (2007), which represents the benchmark for energy efficiency in buildings.

The agenda also includes energy modeling with eQUEST; the features of energy-efficient buildings; and the Solutions for Business application process and incentives. To register, visit aps.com/business rebates or call (866) 277-5605.

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