Go Solar in Arizona: "It Makes Good Cents to Go Solar in Arizona!"

Top 10 Reasons to Go Solar  Simple 5-Step Process Energy Efficient Homes  Solar Hot Water Heaters  Solar (PV) Panels  Solar Videos 
Home   Contact Us   Donate!   Become a Solar Advocate!   Solar Community Outreach   Arizona Goes Solar!   Solar PR   

 

  Today's Solar News

 
Why Go Solar in Arizona?
  Top 10 Reasons to Go Solar in Arizona
  Create an Energy Efficient Solar Home
  Host a Solar Town Hall Meeting
  Arizona Energy Stimulus Funding
Free Solar Newsletter
Email:

5 Steps to Create an Energy Efficient Solar Home in AZ
  Step 1: Energy Efficiency

  Step 2: Solar Thermal Hot Water
  Step 3: Zero Out with Solar Power
  Step 4: Call a Solar Installer for a Free Quote
  Step 5: Research Solar Products
 
What Solar Incentives Are Available in Arizona?
  How Much Do Solar Incentives Pay?
  Utility Solar Rebate Programs
  Arizona Solar Incentives
  Federal Solar Tax Credits

Want to Go Solar in Your Community?
  Conduct a Solar Community Outreach Event
  Become an Arizona Solar Advocate!
  Arizona Solar Watchdog Program

AZCC Public Policy:
  Arizona Renewable Energy Standard
  Approved: Arizona Net Metering
 
Real World Installation Videos
Main Solar Video Channel

Energy Efficiency
Radiant Barriers
Energy Efficient Radiant Barriers in Arizona
Arizona Energy
Efficiency TV Channel

 

Arizona Solar
Hot Water Heaters
Going Solar in Arizona - Click here to learn more about solar thermal hot water heaters in Arizona
Arizona Solar
Water TV Channel

 

Arizona Solar Power
Photovoltaic (PV)
Go Solar in Arizona - It Makes Cents to Go Solar in Arizona
Arizona Solar
Power TV Channel


Go Solar in Arizona
Green Building Programs

All local governments in Arizona need to implement ordinances mandating or recommending "Green Building" standards in new construction. These measures can increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and decrease other harmful environmental impacts.

Green Building Programs generally consist of mandatory or recommended building requirements mixed with an assortment of incentive, education, and recognition programs (as outlined above).

These programs generally attempt to persuade or mandate developers to use holistic and interdependent approaches towards integrating environmentally responsible designs and features into new developments.

Many programs utilize third party design guidelines, such as Green Points, the US Green Building Council's LEED or the National Association of Home Builder's National Green Building Program.

Promoting Solar Power and Energy Efficiency

Most Green Building Programs are relatively broad in scope, and focus on more than renewable and energy efficiency technologies alone. Still, they provide an important vehicle for encouraging solar power, and they are often heavily weighted to focus on energy efficiency and alternative energy technologies.

Green Building Programs often work best at encouraging developers to meet or exceed the standard building codes when paired with an incentive. While there are many different types of incentives that can be used, cities commonly use incentives in the form of rebates or reimbursements, or preferential treatment such as expedited permit review, expedited inspections, or even permit variances such as increased floor-area-ratio or unit density.

Scottsdale's Green Building Program is probably the best example for other communities to research before launching one for their community.

And the DOE's Guide to Building Solar Powered Communities is a good resource for communities that want to launch a solar powered building program. Solar advocates can use this guide simply to stimulate ideas, or as a framework for a comprehensive solar plan for their community.


More Links to Learn about Solar:

 

Advertise here!

Want a free solar quote? Click on the advertising banners:

Specified Electrical Contractors, Inc. (SECON) is a progressive electrical contracting firm specializing in design/build, commercial and industrial solar projects.

About Us   | Solar SiteMap  | Go Solar in Arizona: It Makes Good Cents to Go Solar in Arizona. Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved.