How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

What do beer, iPhones, and Wrangler jeans have in common? They’re all made by companies who have pledged to have 100% of their electricity supplied by green energy by 2025. And it’s not just companies adopting green energy policies – cities such as Chicago and San Francisco have also pledged to be powered entirely by […]

How To Make a Strong Energy Portfolio

How To Make a Strong Energy Portfolio

By Mike Eckenroth Imagine you’re the Vice President of Operations for a national property management company. You have 10 property managers reporting to you, each managing 3-5 properties. As the company acquires buildings, energy decisions are left to the individual property managers. You receive their energy usage and spend reports annually, but you don’t have […]

Energy Audits and the Road to Energy Efficiency

Energy Audits and the Road to Energy Efficiency

By Calvin Cornish Uncovering Energy Efficiency Opportunities Energy efficiency is a hot topic in energy discussions, especially with the current incentives and rebates offered by electric and natural gas utilities. Because energy is a top 3 spend for many facilities and about 30% of energy in commercial buildings goes to waste, it’s not surprising that […]

Doing the Work For You with Municipal Electric Aggregation

Municipal electric aggregation can mean big savings for your town's residents.

By Becky Thompson June 11, 2018 – Energy aggregation can mean big savings for Illinois residents. Residential electricity aggregation first emerged in Illinois in 2012-2013 when over 750 communities passed referendums to allow cities to buy electricity for residents. But several years later, deflated utility prices led many communities to return to utility supply. Fast […]

5 Things You’ll Need to Take Your Illinois Business Solar

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By Michael DeCaluwe May 14, 2018 – Solar energy initiatives have been in the news a lot lately – from requirements to install solar on new homes in California to community solar projects in the Midwest. Illinois is poised to become a leader in new solar power. There are excellent new economic incentives to install […]