New construction solutions
The SRP New Construction Solutions Program uses integrated energy design principles to help construction project teams create comfortable, sustainable and cost-effective buildings.
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About the program
The program brings together key stakeholders (such as building architects, engineers and building owners) early on during the design stage of a project. Together, with help from SRP, teams explore how to incorporate energy efficiencies that lower operating costs.
By considering energy demand during the design stage, a comprehensive set of strategies can be considered, spanning lighting design and advanced lighting controls, HVAC mechanical and electric hot water systems, building envelope design, fenestration, and enhanced controls and systems integration.
This approach has many benefits. Here are a few:
- Life cycle energy savings drive a higher return on investment for owner-builders.
- Property managers can pass utility cost savings on to tenants through lower lease rates.
- Workers also benefit from comfortable, attractive and energy-efficient workspaces. In addition to lower overhead costs, businesses are likely to have happier, more productive employees.
The program offers services and equipment rebates that are available through two participation tracks:
Energy design assistance (EDA) service rebates
EDA service rebates are offered based on the energy savings achieved through the efficiency measures identified in the design phase. Rebates are available at $0.08/kWh of verified savings up to $50,000, paid directly to members of the EDA service providing team.
Design team service rebates
Design team service rebates are available to offset a portion of the cost of involving key project team members. The design team may include the building owner, architect, general contractor, and HVAC and lighting and controls engineers. Rebates are available between $10,000 and $15,000 based on building size.
Building owner equipment rebates
Rebates are available to building owners to help offset the incremental costs of implementing certain energy efficiency measures. Rebates will be paid at $0.10 per kilowatt-hour of savings plus $150 per average peak kW for the first year of electrical energy and demand savings, respectively, and issued in two phases: 1. A partial payment, payable once construction has started 2. A final payment, payable once an as-built energy model and energy analysis report have been submitted by the program appointed EDA team and approved by SRP
This track is for projects on an accelerated design schedule. Under this track, Building Owners will receive Equipment Rebates for installing energy efficient building systems. Financial assistance to cover 50% cost of the required Energy Modeling up to $15,000 is also available for qualifying projects under this track.
Building owner equipment rebates
Building owner equipment rebates are available at $0.10 per kilowatt-hour of savings plus $150 per average peak kW for the first year of electrical energy and demand savings, respectively. To qualify, an energy model of the “as-built" building must be submitted along with an energy analysis report detailing the project’s savings.
To participate in the program, your project must:
- Be a new commercial, industrial or multifamily construction project in the early stages of design
- Involve a professional design team and established energy efficiency goals
- Expedited Track: minimum 20,000 square feet of conditioned floor space
Enhanced Track: minimum 50,000 square feet of conditioned floor space or 20,000 square feet for Multifamily
- Exceed the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standard 90.1 2013 by 10% or more
- Be located in SRP service territory and enrolled in a qualified price plan
How to participate
- Contact our New Construction administrator, Humayun Kabir, at (480) 768-3905 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submit a completed project application during the schematic design phase for projects under the Enhanced Track and during the design development phase for projects under the Expedited track. Refer to the program manual for more information.
- Enhanced performance track only:
- Hold three milestone meetings during the design process.
- Submit a Customer Measure Selection form along with completed construction documents (100% CD) for review.
- After construction, complete the required commissioning activities.
- Submit an “as-built” energy model and an energy analysis report documenting the project’s savings.