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advisory board
Mar 25 2018

5 Reasons Why an Advisory Board Helped Verde Chicago

In 2010, Verde Chicago was launched to help change the way the world thinks about energy efficiency. We have had a ton of support along the way, including 1871 Chicago, Foundersensei, grants from the University…

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verde energy
Mar 24 2018

Verde Energy at Work

There are three major principles I find important in growing a team at a startup, including hiring great people, empowering individuals, and making sure the team feels that the workplace is fair. While not perfectly…

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Mar 14 2018

Fashion with a Business Focus: Robert Hoffman of Shiraleah Podcast

On Jan 22, Robert Hoffman and Jamie Johnson discuss how Robert's early passion for sustainability with a business focus has helped him take Shiraleah from a small import company in 2004 to an impactful brand in…

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government energy savings
Mar 05 2018

Energy Saving Government Program in Illinois

When the Future Energy Jobs Act was passed in 2016, it changed the way Illinois supported the public sector in energy efficiency. Historically, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity had run programs to meet…

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commercial hvac efficiency
Mar 05 2018

Advanced HVAC Systems for Your Restaurant

Are you a restaurant owner and ever wondered if you are losing money on your HVAC systems?  Chances are, the answer is yes. Luckily, there are fairly easy projects that you can undergo to save…

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low income energy efficiency
Mar 05 2018

Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program

If you get a chance to read through the breakthrough Future Energy Jobs Act, which is the funding and baseline for the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, you will find that the state of Illinois is…

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Night and security led
Mar 05 2018

Multi-Family Energy Efficiency

In 2017, Franklin Energy administers the pilot "Multi-family Energy Savings Program" to focus on reducing energy in the Multi-family building space in Chicagoland.  This program is one of the rare partnerships between electric (ComEd) and…

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small business grants
Mar 05 2018

Small Business Grants in the Form of Rebates

If you own and operate a business in Chicagoland, you likely fall into the Small Business Energy Efficiency Program, small business grants or rebates as a benefit that is available to all commercial customers. This…

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inflation and energy costs
Mar 05 2018

ICC Certification – Energy Efficiency Measures Installer

In 2016, Illinois passed an ambitious piece of legislation called commonly as the Future Energy Jobs Act that aggressively expanded the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program.  This act recently went into place in Illinois in January…

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instant discounts and rebates
Mar 05 2018

Instant Discounts – Easiest Energy Rebate Program Around

One of the most popular programs (it even won a big award this year!) in the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program over the past 10 years has been the Instant Discount program.Previously known as the Business…

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core values verde
Mar 05 2018

Your Trade Ally is Your Partner

In the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, there are a variety of players that make up the huge machine that delivers rebates and incentives to customers.   In my opinion, the most important player in the…

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