Elevate Energy Blog

Mar25
2015
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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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Mar23
2015
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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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Mar16
2015
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The first-ever Chicago Energy eCompliance Brokerage Challenge recognizes brokerages that adopt the Energy Cost Disclosure (ECD) tool, which helps your office automate the listing process by preparing an energy cost disclosure report online, with up-to-the-moment data. Brokerages that participate in the Challenge will be publically recognized in an Earth Day press release. Join early adopters [...]

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Mar11
2015
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Less than one year since we moved into our new home in Chicago’s West Loop, we’re excited to announce that our office has achieved LEED Certification at the Gold Level. The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for Interior Design and Construction (2009 Edition) recognizes high-performing green building spaces [...]

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Mar5
2015
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Update: Did you miss the first webinar we did on Thursday, March 12? We added a recording below. You can also access it on YouTube (click here for Part One or Part Two). Have you heard us talk about high performance homes? These unique homes feature lower energy costs, greater comfort, and other benefits. And [...]

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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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