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by Melissa Ulbricht

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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by Melissa Ulbricht

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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by Amber Vignieri

The following is an excerpt from Elevate Energy CEO Anne Evens’s discussion with the Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers (CPM). CPM is a national cohort of 40 nonprofit organizations, of which Elevate Energy is a part of, working to establish new approaches to long-standing urban economic challenges; learn more about our involvement here. The excerpt [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

Eya Louis is one of those rare individuals that, after a conversation with her, makes you think to yourself, “How does she do it?” As an extremely active member of her community in West Pullman, she brings her wide network and passion to her work here at Elevate Energy and a host of other organizations [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

In the energy industry, people are often the last, and yet most obvious, consideration made when designing programs targeted at reducing energy use. There is often little to no discussion of what results from reduced energy costs and improved air quality for people, or even the greater benefit it has for families on a limited income. [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

In honor of our third birthday this Saturday, we’re proud to announce the release of our 2016 annual report! Over the past year, we’ve been hard at work promoting smarter energy use for all through our programs, some brand new and some tried-and-true. You may know about us from our work with building owners to [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

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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by Amber Vignieri

We’ve always known that Elevate Dynamic Pricing Program Manager Sarah Gulezian is a rising star. However, our opinions were validated this week by the 2016 Women’s Energy Summit who named Sarah a Rising Star for her knowledge and understanding of the energy industry, participation in her professional community, and her work to help those less [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

Timothy Crowder will never be short of “fun facts” about himself during get-to-know-you exercises. He served for eight years in the United States Navy as a Cryptologic Technician Technical. He can do a backflip. And he competed on the long-running game show, The Price Is Right (while the legendary Bob Barker was still the host, [...]

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by Amber Vignieri

This special Bike Commuter Challenge blog post is guest written by Ms. Meagan Marie Kadlec, Senior Program Support Associate at Elevate Energy. Riding a bicycle is invigorating. Riding the bus is economical. Riding the train can be romantic (read: Meagan meets a jazz guitarist with a Bulgarian accent on the Metra and they date). If [...]

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