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Elevate Energy Walks in the Prairie

September 17, 2014

Today a few of us took a brief pause to enjoy a walk in the beautiful Elmhurst Great Western Prairie, a six-acre prairie remnant in eastern DuPage County. The prairie was saved from development because of a unique location: it’s sandwiched between two abandoned railroads. The Elmhurst Great Western Prairie is the largest piece of [...]

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Solve the Mystery of High Winter Utility Bills in Your Small Apartment Building (Hint: Your Windows Might not be the Primary Suspect)

September 10, 2014

Liz Vogel replaced the windows and updated the heating system in her small multifamily building in Logan Square. But she still noticed that parts of her home were not staying warm in winter. So she set out to solve the mystery of the missing heat. She saw icicles hanging from her roof, and that was [...]

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