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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Resolution Energy EfficiencyBe Resourceful
In 2010 the Flagstaff City Council passed resolution 2010-16 promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy at City facilities. The resolution sets requirements based on the City’s electricity consumption. The City is required to meet:
  • 15% of the City’s energy consumption by 2012 through renewable energy generation and/or purchasing
  • 20% by 2015
  • 35% by 2020 and;
  • 50% by 2050

Sustainable Building Resolution
In March, 2014 the Flagstaff City Council adopted a Resolution requiring all City-owned new construction and major renovation to achieve certification in one of the three sustainable building certification programs or high performance building code. This will help us protect natural resources, prevent waste, and reduce consumption in future construction. Read the resolution.


Energy Conservation Measures
The City has undertaken the following energy conservation measures:
  • Efficient lighting equipment upgrades and installation
  • Occupancy sensor installation
  • Traffic lights, walk signs, and streetlights upgrades
  • Parking lot lighting upgrades
  • Vending misers installation
  • Motor retrofits
  • Water conservation measures
  • Chiller upgrades and installations
  • HVAC upgrades and installations
  • Uninterrupted Power Supply installation
  • Energy Meter Audit
  • IT visualization upgrade
  • Updated energy monitoring system
  • Be Resourceful employee energy use reduction campaign
  • Fleet utilization policy upgrades
  • Fleet replacement policy upgrade

Renewable Energy Generationaquaplex
The City has a range of renewable energy systems in place that produces up to 2.75 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity annually. Highlights of our renewable energy portfolio include:
  • Aquaplex 93.5kW roof mount
  • Cinder Lake Landfill: 1.8 kW accessory wind turbine
  • City Hall 202.6kW parking canopies
  • City Hall: 15 kW thin film solar array
  • Fire Station #2: 7.5 kW solar array
  • Flagstaff Aquaplex: 140 kW solar thermal system
  • Wildcat Wastewater Treatment facility: 292 kW cogeneration unit
  • Wildcat 568.59kW ground mount