Our research and policy analysis is integral to the results our innovative programs achieve.

Within Elevate Energy, research and policy staff work to improve the performance of our programs and to design new ones. Outside our organization, we help others build on our understanding by providing technical assistance, shaping policy, and suggesting pathways to bring our best practices to scale.

2017 Elevate Energy Research Agenda


Fact Sheet: Chicago Multifamily Segmentation Analysis


Making Sense of Your Multifamily Housing Stock


Segmenting Chicago Multifamily Housing to Improve Energy Efficiency Programs


Solar Energy for Publicly Owned Treatment Works


From “Utility of the Future” to “Place-Based Power”


Moving the Market: Energy Cost Disclosure in Residential Real Estate Listings


ComEd Hourly Pricing Performance vs. Fixed-Price Rate During 2014


Success by the Numbers

Improving the energy efficiency of existing multifamily apartment buildings reduces operating costs, helps preserve affordable housing, improves tenant comfort, and contributes to a better environment. Have a look at the positive impacts of our energy efficient service for multifamily buildings.

kWh Saved


That's enough to run 2,847 refrigerators for one year!

Gas Therms Saved


That's enough to heat 8,346 average apartment units for one year!

Units Retrofitted

Total Investments in Energy Efficiency


Jobs Created


Metric Tons CO2 Saved


That’s the same greenhouse gas emissions released from 10,951 average passenger vehicles every year.

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