Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy in State Buildings
In 2009, the GOEP contracted with the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) in the
amount of $7.3 million to make energy efficient improvements in their facilities
and install solar energy systems on their buildings.
• Investment Grade Audits were completed covering 55 state buildings being
managed by ADOA, the Arizona Historical Society, the Arizona Department of
Veteran’s Services and Arizona Pioneers Home. Based on the information in the
audits, lighting efficiency improvements were made in nine large state
buildings, and heating and cooling system upgrades were completed in 14 state
buildings. $3.9 million of SEP federal funds were allocated to these projects.
• Solar photovoltaic systems were installed at nine state government facilities
using $3.4 million in SEP federal funds. Among the buildings receiving systems were
two AHCCCS buildings, the Lottery Building, the Polly Rosenbaum Building, the
State Hospital, a State Office Building in Tucson and the Veterans Cemetery in