Elevate Energy Blog

Apr29
2016
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A 15 year-old affordable housing development in downtown Ionia, Michigan won the 2015 Michigan Battle of the Buildings energy saving competition for apartments.  Building upgrades and subsequent systems optimization to the 39-unit complex were completed in April 2015. Through March 2016, these upgrades have cut gas usage by 10.8% and electric usage by 14.5%, saving more [...]

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Apr22
2016
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This special Earth Day blog post is guest written by Ms. Meagan Marie Kadlec, Senior Program Support Associate at Elevate Energy and the driving force behind Elevate’s soon-to-be-famous cloth napkin challenge. It’s not easy being green. Oh wait, it kind of is. Sometimes I dream of owning a pre-war three-flat brownstone with solar panels and a [...]

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Apr15
2016
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Here at Elevate Energy, we’re working to make every day Earth Day. But on April 22nd, we love to get out in our community to give back a little to this beautiful planet we live on. There are so many events taking place around Chicago, and we want to make sure you get a chance [...]

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Apr8
2016
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Huge savings alert! Over 10,500 customers on ComEd’s Hourly Pricing electric rate have collectively saved $15 million on their bills compared with what they would have paid on ComEd’s standard fixed price rate. The rate option is available to all ComEd customers with a smart meter, which ComEd is currently installing for its nearly 4 [...]

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Apr1
2016
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This is the fifth in a five-part series on the local contractors we work with. We often tout the environmental and community benefits of energy efficiency. We’re also making things easier for local contractors and creating jobs along the way. In fact, since we started our energy efficiency service for multifamily buildings, we’ve helped to [...]

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Mar25
2016
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When Lockport, Illinois resident Mike McMahon wanted to lower the cost of his daily commute, he bought an electric vehicle (EV). His next move was to join ComEd’s Hourly Pricing program, which provides access to real-time wholesale electricity prices so participants can take advantage of lower electricity prices when they shift their usage. EV owners [...]

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Mar10
2016
Chicago to Go Green

Check out THE GATE article, Chicago Poised to Go Green, quoting our very own Kathryn Eggers.  The article notes that Chicago, like other communities, is experiencing phenomenon commonly linked to climate change and explores several local initiatives to combat climate change, including the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance.  The ordinance was developed to raise awareness of [...]

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Mar4
2016
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In Chicago, owners or managers of multi-unit residential buildings are required to measure, verify, and report energy use by June 1, 2016, as part of Chicago’s Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance. Elevate Energy is here to help you. As experts in performing energy audits and analyzing energy use, Elevate Energy now offers a service to [...]

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