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.

Commonwealth Edison’s Anonymous Data Service: A Review and Recommendations


Energy Efficiency: A Step Closer to Financial Sustainability for Michigan Nonprofits


Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Low-Income Michigan Housing


Fact Sheet: Energy Burden in Illinois


Fact Sheet: Energy Burden in Michigan


2017 Elevate Energy Research Agenda


Fact Sheet: Chicago Multifamily Segmentation Analysis


Making Sense of Your Multifamily Housing Stock


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 3,388 refrigerators for one year!

Gas Therms Saved


That's enough to heat 9,932 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 13,210 average passenger vehicles every year.

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Our New Research Study Will Help Chicagoans with Asthma Breathe Easy

May 22, 2017

Do you, or another adult in your home, have asthma? Your home could be part of the Breathe Easy Project, a two-year study on respiratory health and home air quality we’re leading with the Illinois Institute of Technology. By participating in this study, your household could earn $310 or more, and you’ll receive a ventilation [...]

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A Segmentation of Chicago’s Multifamily Market to Improve Program Design

January 25, 2017

We pride ourselves on knowing a lot about multifamily buildings. We’ve worked with local contractors and building owners to upgrade more than 26,000 multifamily units with energy efficient improvements. We’re also always pushing ourselves to become more expert in everything we do at Elevate (indeed, our mission is smart-er energy use for all). In that [...]

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