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Arizona Governor's Energy Office

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy in State Buildings

From 2009 to 2012, with $7.3 million in federal funding for the State Energy Program, the Governor's Office of Energy Policy and the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) implemented energy audits, made energy efficiency improvements and installed solar energy systems on state buildings.

$3.9 million were allocated for the following projects:

• 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 the 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.

$3.4 million were allocated for the following projects:

• Solar photovoltaic systems were installed at seven state government facilities: two Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System 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.

As of the July 1, 2011, the three state building systems (ADOA, ADOT and Board of Regents) exceeded the 15% reduction goal by reducing energy consumption by 15.8%.

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