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best smart thermostat
Mar 31 2018

Best Smart Thermostat Incentives in 2018

In Illinois, smart thermostats are hot. There are a lot of options to choose from, and there are great incentives from your local utilities due to the Future Energy Jobs Act that was passed in…

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commercial hvac efficiency
Mar 30 2018

Ecobee EMS Si Is the Best Smart Thermostat for Your Business

There are a lot of Smart Thermostat Options in 2018 for your business, and this post details why the Ecobee EMS SI is the best option in the Chicagoland territory in 2018. It comes down…

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verde solutions
Mar 28 2018

The Artist Previously Known As Verde Solutions

In 2010, Verde Sustainable Solutions was created to change the way the world thinks about energy efficiency.  What started as a one-person consulting firm, has evolved over the years to a 25 person team that…

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green certified business in chicago
Mar 25 2018

What is a Verde Certified Company?

If you are visiting businesses in Chicago, you might see more and more converting their lighting to LED, installing smart thermostats like Ecobee and Nest, upgrading their HVAC equipment to the most energy efficient units…

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verde ipad app
Mar 25 2018

Verde Green Energy iPad App

In 2011, Verde Energy Efficiency Experts produced our first big product - an iPad app that was focused on energy savings information. While we currently don't just share recommendations, we make them - it is…

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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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Verde Chicagoland Business Stories Season 1 Episode 9
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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Verde Chicagoland Business Stories Season 1 Episode 8
Mar 06 2018

Connect Food: Mitigating Business Risk in Food Safety

ConnectFood, a platform that's looking to disrupt the traditional model of business risk in food safety reporting.  Matt has worked in state government and food safety regulations for almost two decades and recognized the high…

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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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