Elevate Energy Blog

Jun16
2017
community solar challenge

We’re working to ensure that everyone has access to the benefits of a clean energy economy, and one way we’re doing that is through community solar. However, it’s a relatively new concept that can be difficult to implement, especially in low- and moderate-income communities, due to: Technical Issues: some rooftops are unsuitable for solar panels (shaded/physical [...]

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Jun6
2017
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Elevate Energy disagrees strongly with President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, which commits the United States and 180 other countries to voluntarily reduce emissions that contribute to climate change. Despite the disappointing decision from the White House, all is not lost. There are hundreds of committed groups like [...]

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Jun2
2017
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Does your house feel drafty, overly hot in the summer, and freezing in the winter? Do you have high utility bills? Elevate Energy has helped hundreds of homeowners improve their buildings and reduce high utility bills through energy efficiency upgrades, with the important added benefits of strengthening communities and keeping housing affordable. One way that [...]

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May22
2017
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Do you, or another adult in your home, have asthma? Your home could be part of the Breathe Easy Project, a two-year study on respiratory health and home air quality we’re leading with the Illinois Institute of Technology. By participating in this study, your household could earn $310 or more, and you’ll receive a ventilation [...]

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May5
2017
Eya Louis Energy Efficiency Day 2016

Eya Louis is one of those rare individuals that, after a conversation with her, makes you think to yourself, “How does she do it?” As an extremely active member of her community in West Pullman, she brings her wide network and passion to her work here at Elevate Energy and a host of other organizations [...]

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Apr21
2017
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Our roots trace back to implementing energy efficiency initiatives in low-income Chicago communities to preserve affordable housing and reduce energy burden on working families, and we’re extremely proud of where we started. Over time, we’ve discovered that our services could help families all over the country, and have since partnered with other organizations in cities [...]

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Apr7
2017
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We’re always looking to advance our skills and deepen our expertise in building science; it’s the foundation of our work! The knowledge our staff has of building science is essential when they’re out in the field looking for opportunities for energy efficiency improvements. The more possible upgrades they can identify, the more money the people [...]

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Mar24
2017
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Our customers are at the core of everything we do, whether we’re helping residential ComEd or Ameren ratepayers save money on their bills or connecting low-income residents with retrofit resources. To improve service to our customers, we’ve maintained a direct customer support center in-house since 2001. The team has grown and developed over those 15 [...]

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