Elevate Energy Blog

Sep23
2016
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We’ve always known that Elevate Dynamic Pricing Program Manager Sarah Gulezian is a rising star. However, our opinions were validated this week by the 2016 Women’s Energy Summit who named Sarah a Rising Star for her knowledge and understanding of the energy industry, participation in her professional community, and her work to help those less [...]

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Sep9
2016
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After receiving a tip from a West Pullman neighbor, Diana Story enrolled in the energy efficiency program made available through the City of Chicago’s Micro Market Recovery Program (MMRP). Elevate Energy conducted an assessment of her 55 year-old home and found the typical efficiency needs—airsealing and insulation in the attic, basement, and perimeter walls. The [...]

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Sep2
2016
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Timothy Crowder will never be short of “fun facts” about himself during get-to-know-you exercises. He served for eight years in the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician Technical. He can do a backflip. And he competed on the long-running game show, The Price Is Right (while the legendary Bob Barker was still the host, [...]

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Aug26
2016
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Sometimes a simple change can make a big difference. The Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI) recently shaved an estimated 28 percent off its electric bills by improving the lights in its Uptown, Chicago headquarters. That’s a projected savings of more than $1,200 annually that the community group can shift into funding an array of programs [...]

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Aug12
2016
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Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held the first and only hearing on the proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) in Chicago, which encourages investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy in low-income communities. Elevate took the opportunity to let the EPA know how impactful the CEIP could be by providing testimony and helping organize a [...]

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Aug5
2016
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In 2013, building owner Josh Miller worked with Elevate Energy to reduce the cost of utility bills in his two-story building in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, as well as improve the overall comfort of the units. After suffering through a winter of cold drafts and high gas bills, Josh Miller decided to make [...]

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Jul29
2016
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This special Bike Commuter Challenge blog post is guest written by Ms. Meagan Marie Kadlec, Senior Program Support Associate at Elevate Energy. Riding a bicycle is invigorating. Riding the bus is economical. Riding the train can be romantic (read: Meagan meets a jazz guitarist with a Bulgarian accent on the Metra and they date). If [...]

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Jul25
2016
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This post is an update on our progress since our receipt of a $445,000 cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. It is also a part of SunShot’s real estate week which features blogs that explain how solar energy affects the real estate process and bring greater clarity to homeowners so they can make more informed decisions [...]

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