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arizona businesses are lowering their energy bills by making cost-effective upgrades.
With rebates for nearly any project that saves energy, our programs have helped with everything from upgrading lighting at a bakery to replacing pumps at a water distribution facility.
 
Browse customer stories below to see the many possibilities and to spark your own energy efficient upgrade ideas. You could be the next success story.
 
 
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government & nonprofit
​carefree water company

Carefree Water Com​pany is a domestic water service provider for the town of Carefree, Arizona. Over time, the water company faced increasing water and energy consumption, which took a toll on its pumps. The APS Solutions for Business team approached the water company abo​ut participating in the Pump Test and Repair program.

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​phoenix fire station

Like most municipalities, the City of Phoenix is always looking for ways to reduce energy usage and trim costs in its many buildings and facilities. City officials in the Public Works Department focused on identifying and implementing energy efficiency projects, and found an ideal opportunity in one of the City’s fire stations.

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​city of sedona wastewater department
Sedona Wastewater learned they could increase reliability and efficiency by updating their equipment, including upgrading to variable frequency drives (VFDs). Working with the Solutions for Business team, they received $112,476 in APS rebates to upgrade their systems, which led to an estimated savings of over $2.6 million.



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grocery
fry's food stores

Fry’s​ Food Stores has worked closely with APS Solutions for Business to significantly improve the efficiency of their 39 Arizona store locations. From full refrigeration retrofitting to LED installation, Fry’s has taken advantage of many APS rebate offers, to the tune of $1.5 million in rebates earned to date.


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healthcare
​​​banner health
Recognizing that every dollar saved on energy is a dollar that can be invested in patient care, Banner Health decided to pool their resources and talent to create the Banner Energy Committee. In 2011, they enlisted the help of the APS Solutions for Business team to execute a variety of energy efficiency projects.​
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energy information services

A medical facility managed by a commercial property management firm was looking for ways to trim its electricity bill and believed that making just a few adjustments to its energy management system could help save energy and money. The property manager turned to APS Energy Information Services (EIS), an online tool that could closely monitor the facility’s daily operations and energy use.

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fry laboratories ​ 
Fry Laboratories first looked into improving the energy efficiency of their office lighting many years ago, but found it cost-prohibitive. Fast forward 12 years, when they contacted APS Solutions for Business and learned that a significant portion of project costs would be covered by APS rebates.
 

 

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hospitality
​lifestream
LifeStream identified three key priorities when the light fixtures in their Youngtown campus started burning out: updating old and outdated fixtures, reducing overall energy costs and improving the well-being of their residents.

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westin kierland resort & spa​

When researching lighting upgrades for their 732-room resort, the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa enlisted the expertise of APS Solutions for Business and learned that premium-quality, energy-efficient LEDs would enhance the lighting, offer savings on their energy bill and qualify for rebates to offset nearly half of the total project cost.​
 
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industrial
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w.l. gore & associates​
A​s a global manufacturer, environmental responsibility has always been important to W.L. Gore & Associates. Working with the Solutions for Business team, they received $544,715 in APS rebates to upgrade their systems, which led to an estimated savings of over $8.7 million.

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hickman's family farms
Before they began construction on their Tonopah production facility, Hickman’s Family Farms consulted APS Solutions for Business to make sure their facilities had built-in energy savings. With the help of $85,000 in APS rebates, Hickman’s is estimated to save $1,159,690 during the lifetime of their facility.
 

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weaver quality shutters
For years, the overhead lights in Weaver Quality Shutters’ 13,500-square-foot factory generated enough heat to drive up the temperature in an already hot and dusty production environment. When Weaver’s electrical contractor suggested replacing the factory lights with new energy-efficient equipment that would save energy and lower the heat output, the company jumped on board.
 

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office
national bank of arizona
The new Yuma Regional Office of National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) provides a building that is greater than the sum of its parts. NB |AZ designed its new office in southwest Arizona to include energy-efficient measures that would help manage energy costs.
 

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fry laboratories ​ 
Fry Laboratories first looked into improving the energy efficiency of their office lighting many years ago, but found it cost-prohibitive. Fast forward 12 years, when they contacted APS Solutions for Business and learned that a significant portion of project costs would be covered by APS rebates.
 

 

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restaurants
diLandri deli
Ralph DiLandri ​​Deli provisions is the Arizona distributor for Boar’s Head delicatessen products. And, like many family-run businesses, making smart investments that benefit the company and its employees are a key to success.
 

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ny bagels 'n bialys
To say that the owners of New York Bagels ‘N Bialys in Scottsdale are dedicated may be an understatement. Not only does the restaurant offer four dozen varieties of bagels and bialys baked fresh daily, it is also committed to saving energy in as many ways as possible.
 

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retail
arizona​ quilts

Judy and Michael Verret moved their retail shop, Arizona Quilts, into a new location in 2013. Built in the 1980s, the Surprise, AZ building was outfitted with a mix of lighting fixtures and bulbs that resulted in an unevenly lit space. After learning about the APS Express Solutions energy efficiency program, the Verrets knew an energy-saving lighting project was an ideal way to put the store in the best light and save money.

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schools
casa grande elementary school district

Looking to reduce overhead costs and stay focused on their students,​​ Casa Grande Elementary Sch​ool District staff turned to APS Solutions for Business to help them cost-effectively upgrade and retrofit their facilities.


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​metro school arts

Like most schools, utility costs at the Metropolitan Arts Institute in Phoenix made up a major portion of its budget. Lighting alone accounted for as much as $2,000 of the monthly bill. An APS contractor reviewed the school's equipment and energy usage, and identified a lighting retrofit project that could reduce the school's annual electric bill by almost $20,000.

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mingus union high school

With dwindling budgets and busy schedules, Mingus Union High School facility staff turned to APS Solutions for Business for technical and financial assistance to complete various energy upgrades, including lighting, HVAC, computer equipment and a complete upgrade of the energy management system and controls.

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​​​​northern arizona university

Beyond significant APS rebates totaling $453,756 and a dramatic reduction in annual electricity costs, Northern Arizona University's commitment to energy efficiency — and tangible results — serves as a powerful recruitment tool for their admissions officers.

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