Elevate Energy Blog

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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Dec23
2014
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This year ushered in a new name, a new website, and a new home. In February, we changed our name from CNT Energy to Elevate Energy to better express our mission of smarter energy use for all. Throughout 2014, we worked to achieve this mission in everything that we do. We grew so much this [...]

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Dec17
2014
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A new report from the City of Chicago looks at the energy use of nearly 350 large commercial buildings. Reducing energy use in these buildings by 23 percent could result in $77 million in energy cost savings. Today, the City of Chicago published its inaugural energy benchmarking report which examines data collected during the first [...]

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Dec12
2014
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This post is written by Marcella Bondie Keenan, policy fellow at Elevate Energy. Under current Illinois law, utility companies offer rebates for natural gas and electricity efficiency projects. While this is a key driver for improving energy efficiency in Illinois, there is a mismatch in funding between natural gas and electric programs. Natural gas efficiency [...]

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Dec4
2014
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A new fact sheet will help regulatory attorneys and others understand aggregated data and how privacy standards vary from state to state. Tracking and benchmarking the energy use of buildings requires enhanced access to customer energy usage data. To protect customer privacy and ensure data security, many utilities access aggregated data that is compiled from [...]

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Nov25
2014
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This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for the opportunity to help nonprofit organizations like Little City minimize operating costs, allowing them to focus more resources on their mission. As a mission-based organization ourselves, we understand how important this is. Little City does good. The organization opened its doors more than 50 years ago to ensure that people [...]

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