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Arizona Governor's Energy Office

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 Sierra Vista.


In accordance with A.R.S. §34-451, passed in 2003, the Arizona Department of Administration, the Arizona  Department of Transportation and the Arizona Board of Regents were required to reduce energy usage in their buildings by 10 percent by July 1, 2008 and 15 percent by July 1, 2011.

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Arizona has been administering the energy efficiency in state buildings program since 1993.