Improving our buildings helps preserve affordable housing, contributes to a healthier environment, and provides local work opportunities.

Our goal is as basic as it is bold: Smarter energy use for all.

Elevate Energy is a community of thinkers and doers who believe that everyone should have the access to resources that enable more efficient energy use.

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Thank You for Helping Us Improve 20,000 Chicago Apartments and Create 500 Jobs

March 25, 2015

We’re excited to announce a huge milestone at Elevate Energy:  In partnership with Community Investment Corporation (CIC), we’ve completed energy efficiency improvements in more than 20,000 apartments. Wow! We hosted a “Retrofit Revolution” event at Revolution Brewing to recognize some of the building owners, contractors, partners, and others who helped us reach this milestone. “Tonight [...]

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During Variable Weather, Manage your Home Energy Use

March 23, 2015

Here in Chicago, we saw temperatures reach 70 degrees last week. This Monday, it snowed. The change in weather is a reminder of our variable Midwestern weather. It’s also a good opportunity to take stock of your energy use at home. We interviewed a few of our energy efficiency experts to get their advice on [...]

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