Elevate Energy Blog

Mar2
2015
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Congratulations to our CEO, Anne Evens, and Elizabeth Chant, Principal Consultant at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. Anne and Elizabeth were recently named to the Board of Directors of the National Housing Trust (NHT). NHT is a leader in reducing utility costs in the properties that it owns and manages.  It protects and improves existing affordable [...]

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Feb25
2015
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As an owner or manager of a 2-4 unit building, investing in energy efficiency upgrades can reduce your utility, operations, and maintenance costs and create cozier, more comfortable homes for you and your tenants. The improvements can also add value to your property and distinguish it from comparable buildings in the marketplace. But if you [...]

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Feb18
2015
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We’re excited about our 2014 annual report, a first for our organization, which presents a snapshot of our recent efforts to promote smarter energy use for all. Here are just a few highlights from 2014. We changed our name to Elevate Energy (formerly CNT Energy), moved to a new office at 322 S. Green Street in Chicago, [...]

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Feb11
2015
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This post is written by Marcella Bondie Keenan, policy fellow at Elevate Energy. Building owners can save money by investing in energy efficiency improvements. But if they can’t afford the upfront costs of the upgrades, they continue to pay higher energy bills and are even less able to pay for energy efficiency improvements down the [...]

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Feb4
2015
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Elevate Energy is happy to be teaming up with Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF), a leading affordable housing lender throughout metropolitan Chicago, to make investing in energy efficiency more accessible to owners of one to four unit buildings. For-profit and nonprofit developers who own one to four unit residential buildings within the six-county Chicago metropolitan [...]

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Jan26
2015
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Often, when homeowners make improvements to an existing house, the most important aspects of home performance – including safety, comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and environmental impact – are invisible during key steps of any home sale or refinance transaction. One result is that energy efficiency investments are overlooked or inaccurately valued at the time of a [...]

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Jan15
2015
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Many Chicago apartment buildings are electrically heated – meaning that the primary heat source is delivered via electricity, rather than natural gas or other sources. A $1.6 million joint initiative from the City of Chicago and Elevate Energy will improve the energy efficiency of 2,500 electric-heated apartment units across the city, saving owners and tenants [...]

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Jan5
2015
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UPDATE: Join us for a discussion on valuing the financial benefits of energy efficiency in the multifamily sector. We’re hosting a webinar on Tuesday, Jan 27, from 1-2 PM CST. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4993966783222350850 Typical building owners who have completed energy efficiency upgrades through the Elevate Energy program for multifamily buildings have cut their energy use by 30 percent.  And the benefits [...]

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