Elevate Energy Blog

Dec1
2017

For the last six months, Elevate Energy has been hard at work developing our three-year strategic plan. Always inclusive and forward-looking, our CEO Anne Evens knew it was important for the entire staff to have a role and voice in the plan to build ownership and excitement around the direction and impact of our organization. While [...]

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Nov17
2017

At Elevate Energy, we’re particularly excited to see multiple examples of states, cities, and committees taking action toward climate, energy, and sustainability issues.  In Illinois, the Future Energy Jobs Act demonstrates collaboration and leadership to strengthen the Illinois economy and ensure an equitable clean energy future. We also recently presented strategies to help Iowa City’s [...]

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Nov3
2017

There’s a lot to be excited about in the Land of Lincoln. Nearly one year ago, we celebrated the monumental passage of the Future Energy Jobs Act to strengthen the Illinois economy and our state’s clean energy future. Illinois is also home to the two largest residential dynamic pricing programs in the country, which we [...]

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Oct23
2017

Nearly a year ago, we celebrated the monumental passage of the Future Energy Jobs Act in Illinois, the culmination of two years’ worth of work. The act strengthens the Illinois economy by taking important steps toward our state’s clean energy future. We’re particularly excited about FEJA’s expansion of existing utility energy efficiency programs, its emphasis [...]

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Oct5
2017

October 5, 2017 is the second annual national Energy Efficiency Day. We’re joining a growing network of advocates, companies, government agencies, utilities, and others who are showcasing the benefits of energy efficiency. What does energy efficiency mean to us? You’ve heard it before: Our mission is smarter energy use for all. But what exactly does [...]

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Sep14
2017

You probably land in one of two camps: rejoicing the start of fall and cooler temps, or mourning the end of summer and warmer days. Whatever your seasonal inclination, now is the perfect time to prepare your home or building for Chicago winter. While there are many free, small things you can do today to [...]

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Aug24
2017

Last week, we compiled five easy, free ways to save on your energy bills. This week, we’re talking about our favorite energy efficiency gadgets that will help you boost your savings even further! We tried to focus the list mostly on items that are small, easy to use, and relatively affordable—and included a few ways [...]

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Aug18
2017

Even though measures like air sealing and insulation can make a huge difference in your energy use and utility bills, saving money and energy doesn’t always require an upfront investment. Here are five no-cost ways you can use less energy throughout the day, shave a few bucks off your energy bills, and spend that extra [...]

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