Elevate Energy Blog

Dec16
2016

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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Dec9
2016

In early November 2015, the boiler failed in building manager Chiaka Patterson’s 12-unit multifamily building in the Morgan Park area of Chicago. As winter was quickly approaching, Mrs. Patterson worried about her tenant’s comfort and safety. She reached out to Community Investment Corporation (CIC) to assist her with financing the replacement. CIC approved her for an [...]

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Dec7
2016

Late last week, Senate Bill 2814 passed out of the General Assembly, and Governor Bruce Rauner signed it into law earlier today. The legislation represents a compromise between Exelon and other energy stakeholders. Exelon sought help to keep two of its financially distressed nuclear plants open. Environmental advocates, consumer groups, and the wind and solar [...]

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Dec2
2016

Elevate administers the ComEd Hourly Pricing program, and we’ve helped thousands of participants save money on their bills by shifting electricity usage to lower priced hours. But did you know that being smart about how and when you use electricity also helps your community and the environment? Our new infographic shows just a few of the many [...]

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Nov18
2016

We celebrate our diverse staff at Elevate; we love sharing our stories with each other and contributing our different perspectives to our team.  We had a unique opportunity this fall to learn from a special visitor who came to us from over 6,000 miles away. During October and November, Elevate had the pleasure of hosting [...]

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Nov11
2016

Our mission at Elevate is to promote smarter energy use for all, and in order to do this, we need to know the current needs of populations that face barriers to energy resources. We’re constantly working to understand the energy burden on low-income families and how we can create sustainable solutions that alleviate this burden. [...]

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Nov4
2016

At Elevate, we know that the most cost-effective source of energy is the one you don’t have to use. Homeowners that invest in energy efficiency upgrades have lower energy bills and more comfortable living spaces. But how can they show off their fantastic improvements when they’re hidden within walls? We hypothesized that if buyers were [...]

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Oct28
2016

In an effort to provide more comprehensive services to the people we serve, especially low-income populations, Elevate is working towards identifying and solving home-based health hazards that we discover while doing energy efficiency work. These home-base health hazards are often a barrier to weatherization for our low- to moderate-income homeowners. To support this work, Elevate [...]

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