Elevate Energy Blog

Nov24
2015

This blog post is written by Lisa Roth, manager of Elevate Energy’s Program Support team. Have you ever experienced a “puppy swarm?” The Program Support team at Elevate Energy recently did, and it was a dream come true. Our talented team serves a wide variety of programs ranging from dynamic electricity pricing and energy efficient building [...]

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Nov8
2015

At Elevate Energy, our mission is to help people do more with less energy, and to serve traditionally hard-to-reach populations like low-income households, senior citizens, renters, and non-English speakers. What does this look like in practice? Join Elevate Energy and the Environmentalists of Color on November 18 for a conversation on how energy efficiency efforts impact our communities. [...]

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Nov4
2015

This is the third 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 create more [...]

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Oct28
2015

Within its 130-year old building in Joliet, the Spanish Community Center operates a year-round bilingual daycare, a food pantry, ESL classes, and offers community service hours and programs. When the Center’s Executive Director Elizabeth Nevarez contacted Elevate Energy, she was interested in an energy assessment to improve overall building performance and reduce utility expenses. Because [...]

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Oct7
2015

Some say, the young shall inherit the earth. Based on the 40 young energy professionals selected by Midwest Energy News for its 40 Under 40 award, we just may be in good hands. The award recognizes emerging leaders in the Midwest region who work to accelerate America’s transition to a clean energy economy. The [...]

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Oct1
2015

This is the second in a four-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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Sep23
2015

In Illinois, the majority of households are not able to install solar panels directly on their home. Sometimes this is due to the prohibitive costs associated with installing a solar array or because of a lack of an adequate roof. Yet, even with a suitable roof, more than 40 percent of households in Cook County [...]

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Sep8
2015

If you haven’t heard, there’s a lot happening right now at the intersection of home energy performance and real estate. Let’s set the scene first. As some may have experienced, when homeowners make improvements to an existing house, the most important aspects of home performance – including safety, comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and environmental impact – [...]

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