SRP honored St. Daniel the Prophet Parish in Scottsdale as the top charity/nonprofit during its inaugural Champions of Energy Efficiency Awards event Nov. 5.
The parish was among seven innovative businesses and organizations recognized for their energy-efficiency efforts and savings. St. Daniel replaced outdated lighting with new lighting technology and saw a 46 percent savings in energy costs.
Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley, Fry’s Food and Drug and Maricopa Community Colleges were among other winners. The awards are part of SRP’s efforts to encourage commercial customers to take advantage of the SRP Business Solutions programs to reduce energy use and save money. The effort defers the need for future energy generation, reduces emissions and helps control costs.
“Utility costs can be one of the biggest expenditures for businesses, and SRP has made an effort to assist companies in reducing those costs,” said Dan Dreiling, SRP director of Market Research and Customer Programs. “The organizations we recognized are to be commended for their efforts to implement new technologies, institute behavioral change and forge paths for energy efficiency.”
SRP’s Business Solutions programs provided commercial customers with a combined annual energy savings of 195 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) last year, which is equivalent to powering more than 10,000 homes for one year. The company’s Sustainable Portfolio Principles aim to meet 20 percent of expected retail requirements with sustainable resources by the year 2020.