Initiatives and Results
Savings for Seniors
Partner: Green Home Experts
Green Home Experts is testing an outreach strategy involving partnerships with senior care agencies to help income eligible senior customers lower their energy costs.
Retrofit Chicago Roadmapping 2.0
Building on the 2012 Gateway Energy Roadmaps, AECOM is developing and testing an improved Energy Roadmap process to help customers save energy in commercial facilities.
Income Eligible Needs Assessment
Partner: Evergreen Economics
Evergreen Economics surveys and assesses income eligible residential customers with high energy use to identify customer needs and barriers to participation with the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program.
Home Energy Monitor Disaggregation Tool
Bidgely tested their Home Energy Monitor system to see how it motivated behavioral change in residential customers.
Residential Real Estate Opportunities
Partners: Elevate Energy, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
This pilot trains real estate professionals in energy efficiency practices while studying the effectiveness of a residential energy scorecard.
Partners: Elevate Energy, Presence Health Systems, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
This pilot is studying ways to better serve income eligible customers with asthma in multifamily buildings through the joint delivery of health and energy efficiency upgrades.
Energy Efficiency in Two-Unit Buildings
Partner: Elevate Energy
This market assessment of two-unit residential buildings is identifying new approaches to energy efficiency programs that help overcome the challenges of split incentives.
Energy Needs Assessment for Public Housing
SEDAC seeks to identify barriers to engagement with the public housing authority and boost participation in energy efficiency programs.
Partners: Slipstream, Faith in Place
Slipstream and Faith in Place are partnering with community organizations to recruit and train residents to become trusted energy advisors in their neighborhoods.
VFDs for Refrigerator Condenser Fans
Slipstream studied the energy and performance impacts of adding variable frequency drives to refrigeration system condenser fans in supermarkets.
Partners: Elevate Energy, Illinois Institute of Technology
Initially funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this study investigates the health impacts of installing mechanical ventilation systems in the homes of income eligible customers.
BIT Building Neighborhood Project
Partners: Slipstream, Southface, Illinois Green Alliance, Environmental Defense Fund
Using the BIT Building standard as the basis of a workforce training program, the BIT Neighborhood project is increasing the energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings in income eligible communities.