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Better Buildings Challenge

APS recognized as a Better Buildings Challenge Partner and presented at the annual summit

Logo for the U.S. Department of Energy "Better Buildings Challenge"

In 2015, due to the success of the Energy Team’s efforts, APS was invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Challenge. In May 2016, over 1,200 participants from a network of energy efficiency business, industrial, and governmental leaders from across the country — over 310 organizations including APS — gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Better Buildings Summit. APS’ Executive Director of Capital, Executive Director of Capital Master Plan, and Energy Engineer were invited to speak at the Summit and be formally acknowledged as a Partner by Ernest Moniz, U.S. Energy Secretary. Addressing the school audience, the APS representatives outlined the expanding components of the District’s Energy Conservation Program and how savings initiatives could positively affect APS’ utility budget. Across all industry categories, presenters and attendees shared how they draw on energy efficiency technologies, business practices, and partnerships to save energy and utility costs, and for the business sector, create new jobs.