Supporting the City of Mesa on Their Record-Breaking Energy Efficiency Journey

Jul 13, 2022

Mesa, Arizona has a goal to become a carbon neutral community by 2050. Reaching this goal is not an easy task, but by reducing energy use and becoming more energy efficient they are well on their way to achieving carbon neutrality.  

In fact, they recently became the first municipality in Arizona to earn the full $300,000 rebate cap for their energy efficiency projects through SRP’s Business Rebates. And we were honored to be a part of making this milestone a reality. 

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Since 2009, Resource Innovations (RI) has served as Salt River Project's (SRP’s) primary program implementer for a wide range of Commercial and Industrial energy efficiency programs, including Standard Prescriptive, Custom, Small Business, New Construction, retro-commissioning (RCx), and Midstream HVAC programs. Our Phoenix-based staff works with the SRP team, providing turn-key services and program and technical support to SRP's customers. SRP's Strategic Energy Managers (SEM) work hard to help their assigned customers manage their energy expenses. To help facilitate this, each SEM is assigned an RI staff person who serves as a concierge and single point of contact to the SEM. This model allows SRP and RI staff to work closely, with the mutual goal of helping the customer get the greatest benefit possible from the rebate programs. 

The City of Mesa, its employees, and its residents will benefit from reduced energy and water usage, better work environments, lower emissions, and cost savings. The money saved from the energy efficiency projects can go back into the City’s budget to be used for other improvement projects and uncover new ways to mitigate their impact on the environment. RI is proud of our long-term partnership with SRP and congratulates the City of Mesa and everyone on the team who worked with the City to implement the many energy-efficient upgrades that will benefit residents for years to come.  

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