APS, D-backs and FOX Sports Arizona Promote Energy Efficiency During Green Series This Weekend

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PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Arizona Diamondbacks, in partnership with Arizona Public Service Co. and FOX Sports Arizona, are going green and will be promoting energy efficiency during the weekend series against the Philadelphia Phillies that begins Friday at Chase Field. All weekend, APS will provide information on new energy efficiency programs that are available to their customers. These programs are funded by APS customers and approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission.

New green programs include:

A $99 Home Performance with Energy Star Checkup that will diagnose the energy inefficiencies in your home and inform you about valuable APS rebates for improvements.

Information on APS rebates for new, efficient pool pumps that could save you money each year in energy costs.

How to get $30 in cash for recycling your old refrigerator or freezer (must be in working condition). APS will pick it up for free and send it to a recycling center.

During the APS Green Series, the D-backs will be purchasing Green Energy from APS for the entire three-game series at Chase Field. The total average consumption for the series will be approximately 780,000 kWh. Also, taking advantage of APS' pool pump rebate, the RideNow Powersports Pool in right-center field will soon install new high-efficiency variable speed pool pumps, which will provide up to an 80 percent energy savings on pumping energy costs and also creates less heat and a quieter operation.

During FOX Sports Arizona's telecasts on April 24 & 25, viewers will be provided with tips from APS on what they can do to become more energy efficient. On April 24, Tom Hines of APS is a guest on FOX Sports Arizona's pre-game show at 4:30 p.m. to give fans tips on what they can do at home to reduce their energy costs and usage.

"APS has been a visionary leader in regards to energy efficiency and we are proud to once again partner with them for our Green Series," said D-backs' President & CEO Derrick Hall. "We enjoy educating our fans and front office on the many programs and options available to live our lives more efficiently, and believe our games against the reigning National League champs provide the perfect stage and setting."

"We appreciate the opportunity the D-backs have provided us in informing everyone at the Green Series of the new APS energy efficiency programs," said Terry Orlick, APS Director of Marketing. "Our goal is to provide APS customers options and education on how they can reduce their energy needs without affecting their lifestyle. By providing these tools, we hope that homeowners will take advantage of the expertise and the rebates and incentives available to them."

"One of the goals we have for our telecasts is to educate and inform our viewers," said FOX Sports Arizona General Manager & Senior Vice President Mike Connelly. "There is no better example of that than with this weekend's Green Series. APS and the D-backs are tremendous partners of ours and we look forward to working with them on this important event."

Each game, a lucky section of D-backs fans will receive energy efficient CFL bulbs and the first 5,000 children 12 and under will receive hats made from recycled bottle caps at Sunday's 1:10 p.m. game. Throughout the series, the D-backs will be promoting energy efficiency and green lifestyle tips. APS experts will be at each game to answer questions about energy use and to help educate fans about things they can do to be more green while saving money and energy. The APS Clown Troupe and The Renewables, an APS team of clean energy super heroes, representing solar, wind, geothermal, hydro and bio-mass energy, will also be present in the St. Joseph's Sandlot for children and families.

Tickets for the APS Green Series are available at the Chase Field ticket office, by phone at 602.514.8400 or online at dbacks.com/Green.

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