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by Amber Vignieri

In the energy industry, people are often the last, and yet most obvious, consideration made when designing programs targeted at reducing energy use. There is often little to no discussion of what results from reduced energy costs and improved air quality for people, or even the greater benefit it has for families on a limited income. [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

In honor of our third birthday this Saturday, we’re proud to announce the release of our 2016 annual report! Over the past year, we’ve been hard at work promoting smarter energy use for all through our programs, some brand new and some tried-and-true. You may know about us from our work with building owners to [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

Our fearless leader Anne Evens has helped guide Elevate’s work for over ten years to ensure that our  energy efficiency services consistently deliver on our mission: to provide smarter energy use for all. Her incredible passion, ambition, and care for the organization have helped build a driven team working towards this common goal. While she [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

We’ve always known that Elevate Dynamic Pricing Program Manager Sarah Gulezian is a rising star. However, our opinions were validated this week by the 2016 Women’s Energy Summit who named Sarah a Rising Star for her knowledge and understanding of the energy industry, participation in her professional community, and her work to help those less [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

Timothy Crowder will never be short of “fun facts” about himself during get-to-know-you exercises. He served for eight years in the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician Technical. He can do a backflip. And he competed on the long-running game show, The Price Is Right (while the legendary Bob Barker was still the host, [...]

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Mario

by Amber Vignieri

This special Bike Commuter Challenge blog post is guest written by Ms. Meagan Marie Kadlec, Senior Program Support Associate at Elevate Energy. Riding a bicycle is invigorating. Riding the bus is economical. Riding the train can be romantic (read: Meagan meets a jazz guitarist with a Bulgarian accent on the Metra and they date). If [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

Elevate Energy is dedicated to promoting smarter energy use for all through many different programs—upgrading multifamily buildings and childcare centers, improving the visibility of energy efficiency in the real estate market, administering dynamic pricing programs for ComEd and Ameren—the list goes on. However, none of these programs would succeed without the hard work of our incredible [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

This blog post is guest written by former staff member Eric Keeley. Great enthusiasm for home energy efficiency is often matched with misconceptions.  Let’s explore a bit and figure out the difference between what we perceive, believe, and what we know to be true. Our Perception Windows: We see through them every day and curse [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

When you think of a science fair what comes to mind? Probably, a school gymnasium lined with tables where students present their projects on colorfully drawn poster board. While poster board is still a perfectly good tool for some school projects, Elevate Energy and ABC/25 Foundation wanted to give kids the opportunity to have fun [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

Rate design is the method by which an energy utility calculates charges for the energy you use and for the infrastructure used to deliver that energy to your home.  This post explains how these charges are calculated.   How Are Energy Rates Calculated? Investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities are regulated by state agencies such [...]

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