Elevate Energy Blog

Nov19
2014
Lighting_Facebook_Final_Small

Before we moved to our new office at 322 S. Green St., we knew the space was in need of energy efficiency improvements. It was important that our new home reflected our mission of smarter energy use for all. Because we rent our space and are tied to its central HVAC system, the logical place to start [...]

Continue Reading
Nov13
2014
JefferyParkway_Small

Sandeep and Carolyn Sood own several apartment buildings in Chicago, but the 55-unit building at 6731 S. Jeffery Boulevard is special. The building is one of the first in the country to receive the new ENERGY STAR® certification for multifamily buildings. “For us, it’s an important designation. It shows people that want to live here [...]

Continue Reading
Nov4
2014
Sold_Small

Under All is the Land. It’s the poetic opening line to the preamble of National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. While the code certainly speaks to fundamentals of property ownership and social responsibilities of Realtors, it’s also an obligation to recognize the “best use of the land” to the [...]

Continue Reading
Oct30
2014
AnneEvensPicture

Illustration from Raymond Biesinger in OnEarth profile. OnEarth magazine published a list of nine visionary leaders who are taking action against climate change, starting with the cities they live in. Elevate Energy CEO Anne Evens is on the list for her efforts to build the marketplace for residential hourly pricing, which reduces peak demand and carbon emissions. In [...]

Continue Reading
Oct28
2014
Fall_Small_Crop

You’ve likely heard us tout the benefits of hourly pricing programs, which allow participants to pay hourly, market-based prices for electricity. With these programs, shifting electricity usage to lower priced hours can lower residential electric bills. We administer both Ameren Illinois’ Power Smart Pricing program and the ComEd Residential Real-Time Pricing (RRTP) program. In addition [...]

Continue Reading
Oct15
2014
Retrofit_Post

This post is written by Marcella Bondie Keenan, policy fellow at Elevate Energy.  At Elevate Energy, we understand that taking action on climate benefits communities. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan will help protect our climate by reducing carbon emissions from the power sector. The Clean Power Plan (also known as “111d,” [...]

Continue Reading
Oct7
2014
Joliet_Small

Next week in Joliet, building owners and managers can learn about money-saving improvements, current fair housing rules, fire safety, the eviction process, and more. The City of Joliet’s annual landlord conference is free and there are two opportunities to attend: October 20 or 21. RSVP here: jolietlandlords.eventbrite.com. Friendly energy experts from Elevate Energy will be available [...]

Continue Reading
Sep29
2014
Map_Interactive_Post_SMALL

At Elevate Energy, we like to say that we walk the walk, meaning that we apply our mission of promoting smarter energy use for all in everything we do. One way that we’re helping to protect the environment begins at our office. We’re currently pursuing LEED-Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, a nationally [...]

Continue Reading