Solar Design Standards for State Buildings (Arizona)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Arizona
Name Solar Design Standards for State Buildings
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Construction, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Daylighting, Passive Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Water Heat, Technologies not specified
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Requirement New state building projects over six thousand square feet must meet solar design standards; solar technologies must be evaluated on the basis of life cycle costs.

Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2013-04-23
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Arizona law requires that new state building projects over six thousand square feet follow prescribed solar design standards. Solar improvements should be evaluated on the basis of life cycle costs. Affected buildings include buildings designed and constructed by the department of administration, school districts and universities. These projects must include an evaluation of: (a) proper site orientation; (b) active and passive solar energy systems for space heating; (c) solar water heating; and (d) use of solar daylighting devices.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jim Westberg
Department Arizona Department of Commerce
Division Energy Office
Address 1700 West Washington Ave, Suite 220
Place Phoenix, Arizona
Zip/Postal Code 85007
Phone (602) 771-1145
Phone 2 (602) 771-1100

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: ARS 34-452
Date Enacted 1997
Expiration Date None

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"