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The Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program provides high quality energy efficiency equipment to retrofit each unit, along with per-unit rebates for new construction or major renovation projects, including common area upgrades.These upgrades result in lower facility costs and happier residents. Open the tabs below to learn more.

 


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our commitment. your community.

Making residents happy is good for your business. APS would like to help you make your community more energy efficient. Lower energy bills mean you have happier residents, a stronger bottom line and a brighter community.

Request an energy assessment of your property and one of our trusted energy advisors will schedule a time to come by and evaluate your facility. Your community will receive free energy efficiency products and a detailed report of how your community can save energy and money.

Would you like more information? Fill out the form below to get started and a member of our team will follow up with you to address your needs.

 
 
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existing community energy assessments and residential dwelling retrofits
Our program representatives work directly with community management to evaluate and identify opportunities for energy savings in common areas as well as individual units in existing communities.

During the assessment we will:
  • identify cost-effective energy saving opportunities
  • discuss the APS rebates that are available
  • provide a list of Trade Allies to assist with savings and cost estimates
Existing multifamily communities are also eligible to receive components to retrofit each individual unit. Contact a program representative for more details.
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multifamily air conditioning upgrade rebate

New AC and Heat Pump air conditioning units can be up to twice as efficient as those installed 15 years ago. Summer cooling costs can account for up to 45% of your annual electric bill, using an old AC could mean you’re spending too much. 

 

Is your air conditioner or heat pump more than 10 years old? If you’re planning to replace your existing system, you could be eligible for $180 per unit in rebates. Just have a Participating Contractor replace your old system with a new, energy-efficient system installed in accordance with the APS Quality Installation Standards.  

 
quality installation is important  

Insist on quality installation of your cooling equipment. Studies show that half of all central air conditioners in U.S. homes never perform to their advertised capacity because they’re installed incorrectly.​​

eligibility
​Eligible multifamily properties are located in the APS service territory, are cur​rent APS customers, and have at least 5 units per building. Visit the steps to participate tab for more detail and learn how to get started.
 
Download this brochu​re for a complete program overview.
 
Get to know our multifamily energy services
Contact us at APSMEEP@franklinenergy.com or 855-733-1117 to​ speak with one of our program representatives and schedule your evaluation today.
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new construction & major renovation

The benefits of energy efficiency are never greater than when they are included in the building design process. That's why we offer a per unit rebate for all construction projects that meet the program standards.

New multifamily buildings may qualify for this program by choosing a prescriptive or performance path. Projects may install a preselected list of measures or can choose a list of features as long as the building, when tested, meets the required performance standard.

Open the “steps to participate” tab above to see how it works.

Eligible multifamily properties are located in the APS service territory, are current APS customers, and have at least 5 units per building.

Click on the “steps to participate” tab above and open an APS multifamily new construction enrollment form, complete it online and click submit. You may also print, complete, mail, email or fax it back using the contact information included at the bottom of this page.

A member of our program field team will work with you during construction to ensure BOP requirements are met.

eligibility

Eligible multifamily properties are located in the APS service territory, are current APS customers and have at least 5 units per building. Existing property participation must be approved by the owner or project developer.

 

common areas
  1. ​Download APS Multifamily existing dwelling enrollment form, complete and mail, email or fax back using the contact information included at the bottom of this page.
  2. We will contact you to set up a complimentary common area energy assessment.
  3. Your program Energy Adviser will review the results of your common area energy assessment with you.
  4. Select an APS program Trade Ally from contractor list.
  5. The Trade Ally will complete an energy evaluation and complete a report that includes estimates for project cost, energy savings and available rebates. 
  6. Pick the project(s) that are the best for the community. 
  7. Contractor will complete all paperwork and install the project.
existing communities
  1. ​Download APS Multifamily existing dwelling enrollment form, complete and mail, email or fax back using the contact information included at the bottom of this page.
  2. We will contact you to schedule the unit and common area assessments.
  3. We will schedule a pre-inspection and arrange for the delivery of retrofit components.
  4. You must install components within 30 days of delivery.
  5. We will schedule and complete a post-installation inspection. 
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air conditioning upgrade rebate
  1. Speak with a program representative. Our staff can help you find a qualifying contractor and verify product eligibility before starting.

  2. ​Select a participating contractor to complete the upgrades.

  3. Work with your contractor to complete the APS Multifamily HVAC Quality Install Program Incentive Signature Form. Our staff can help if you have any questions on your paperwork. Send the completed form to APS using the contact information on the form.​

new construction
  1. ​Download APS Multifamily new construction enrollment form, complete and mail, email or fax back using the contact information included at the bottom of this page.
  2. One of our partners will work with you during construction to ensure Builder Package requirements are met.
  3. We will perform building testing to verify building performance.
contact us
For any questions on the various multifamily rebate programs or to submit an application, contact us at:
 
APS MEEP Program
9034 N. 23rd Avenue, Suite 1
Phoenix, AZ 85021
 
phone: 855-733-1117
fax: 602-218-6176
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existing community faq
  • Do the energy savings products cost me anything?
    The dwelling walkthroughs and energy saving products are provided free of charge. APS only requires that the communities handle the component installations.
  • Who performs the installation of products?
    Communities receiving energy savings products from APS are responsible for the installation of these products. Communities may choose to use their own on-site staff or hire a qualified Trade Ally. An APS program representative will verify the installation at the property but will not assist with installation.
  • Do we have to install everything?
    No, each community has the choice to install the products best suited for its residents. It is our desire for each community to reap the full benefits of the energy efficient products we offer. However, there may be circumstances that preclude the installation of a given component.
  • How much time do we have to install the products?
    APS requests that products are installed within 30 days of being delivered to each community. Each product installed equates to energy savings for APS. Having the products installed in a timely manner helps us to track how much energy is being saved.
  • Can we get our installation deadline extended beyond the 30 days?
    Yes, should additional time become necessary contact the program team to discuss arrangements for an extension.
  • Who pays for the free energy saving components?
    All the energy efficient products offered to multifamily communities are funded by APS customers through the Demand Side Management Adjustor Charge (DSMAC) included on each customer's utility bill.
  • What happens if a product fails?
    Energy saving products are guaranteed for one year after installation. Please contact the program team if one of the products fails. If one of the products fails after this time, the community is responsible for its replacement. We recommend the use of a similar energy saving products to continue receiving the associated benefits to your community and the environment.
  • What happens if all program funding is exhausted before the year ends?
    Should the program become oversubscribed for the year, the remaining communities will be moved into the next year's program. APS will notify those communities before they are enrolled and begin a waiting list.
     
    New Construction FAQ
  • Am I eligible to receive a partial rebate if I install most but not all of the Builder Package prescribed measures?
    The Builder Package is designed to incentivize builders/developers to build to efficiency standards above building codes. To qualify for the rebates, all Builder Package required measures must be installed.
  • What happens if my project does not meet all of the prescribed measures?
    For those projects that do not meet the prescribed measures it is possible to participate using the program's performance path. The performance path requires the hiring of a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rater to evaluate the building's performance and assign a HERS score. If the HERS score meets the minimum standards for the program an incentive may be awarded.
  • What happens if all program funding is exhausted before the year ends?
    When a participating community is accepted into the program, funding for its participation is earmarked and set aside. Should the program become oversubscribed and program funding exhausted, APS will notify communities before they are enrolled and add them to a waiting list. Any community put on a waiting list will be notified, in the order received, when additional funding is available and approval granted for participation.
  • How can a builder/developer participate in this program?
    Builders or developers that are proposing new construction or major renovation projects are eligible to participate and receive a rebate from APS for each unit that meets the prescribed energy efficiency requirements of the Builder Package. Visit the steps to participate tab of this page and download the APS Multifamily New Construction enrollment form or contact us for more information.
    Common Area FAQ
  • How will APS rebates help my community save money in the common areas?
    APS offers a variety of programs that provide rebates for energy efficiency upgrades on equipment that may be used in the common areas of the communities. Rebates exist for office lighting, site and landscape lighting, pool pumps, vending machines, laundry and workout facilities, and HVAC just to name a few.
  • What are the program's requirements?
    The property must be in the APS service territory and have a maximum demand of 400 kW or less (typically a monthly bill of $14,000 or less).
  • Do I have to complete the entire program in this calendar year?
    This is a multi-year program and so it is possible for the owner to plan for completing the proposed work over a number of years.
  • Who are the contractors that will be preforming the working?
    All the contractors or trade allies who work in the program are licensed and bonded contractors required to attend training class to learn how to implement the program and assist with filling out the application.
  • What will APS provide me?
    Each community will receive an initial site assessment report to highlight the possible energy efficient retrofit improvements and written evaluation report which will provide suggested energy saving measures, APS's incentive for each fixture or measure, annual savings represented in kilowatt/hours and dollars, the total project payback in years as well as all the product specifications.  All of this is provided to all multifamily communities as a courtesy from APS. 
  • Can anyone participate in this program?
    This program is offered only to APS customers.
  • Who should I call if I have program concerns or questions?
    The APS multifamily program team can be reached at (855) 733-1117.
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