Programs for Building Owners & Managers

Energy Savers takes the guess work out of the energy efficiency process. Our experts will be there with you every step of the way, from identifying cost-effective improvements, to finding financing, overseeing construction, and verifying savings.

What is Energy Savers?

The Energy Savers program helps building owners tame high utility costs with a practical approach to energy efficiency and water conservation.

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Multifamily Buildings

We simplify the building improvement process and help owners identify cost-effective improvements, find financing, and verify savings.

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Small Multifamily Buildings

We help owners of small multifamily apartment buildings increase net operating income and improve tenant comfort.

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Single Family Buildings

We make it easy and affordable to take energy efficient action.

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Nonprofits & Houses of Worship

We help owners and operators of nonprofit buildings and religious institutions save energy and money.

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Program Info & Sign Up

Building owners who implement all or most recommended energy efficiency measures through the Energy Savers program commonly see a 30 percent savings on natural gas use, post-retrofit. We simplify the retrofit process and offer programs for large and small multifamily apartment buildings (two units or greater), nonprofit and public sector buildings, and houses of worship.

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Energy Savers Newsletter

The Energy Savers newsletter provides updates on our energy efficiency programs for building owners. Sign up for the newsletter for energy saving tips and to see what improvements buildings owners are making, and how much they're saving.

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Energy Savers Success Story: 5649 S. Indiana, Chicago

The Energy Savers program works with a variety of multifamily buildings, from large high-rises to smaller walk-ups such as this one. Landlord Jeff Cunningham owns several properties, and has used Energy Savers to upgrade five of them.

Jeff replaced the buildings’ boilers, installed new boiler controls, added pipe insulation, and completed roof cavity air sealing and insulation. These measures are often the top three most cost-effective recommendations the Energy Savers team makes for a typical older, Chicago six-flat such as this one.

Jeff received a low-interest Energy Savers loan from Community Investment Corporation (CIC) to cover the two insulation measures, as well as a grant from Elevate Energy for part of the boiler replacement, and financing from CIC for acquisition and additional rehab of the property.

Jeff is now seeing 34.6 percent savings on his natural gas bills in the first year.

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