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Melissa Ulbricht commented on Diane Chojnowski's group Home Energy Pros on Twitter
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Dec 8, 2015
Melissa Ulbricht commented on Diane Chojnowski's group Home Energy Pros on Twitter
"We'd like to be on the list, too, if we're not already. Thank you! @Elevate_Energy"
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Melissa Ulbricht's blog post was featured

Air Sealing and Insulation Joins the Cost Versus Value Study

It’s really nice when hard work pays off.As part of the collaborative efforts of the Value for High Performance Homes Campaign, we were able to get an energy efficiency measure – air sealing and insulation – added to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost versus Value study. This matters because it legitimizes a valuable, low-cost, and manageable home improvement project which home owners might…See More
Sep 20, 2015
Jeffrey Gephart commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post At PlugFest, Energy Efficiency Plays Well With Real Estate
"This will be a great event. If you're reading this in the north east and can't make it to Austin (and even if you can) join us on October 29, 2015 for the Green Real Estate Symposium. We'll be talking about the energy information…"
Sep 17, 2015
Melissa Ulbricht posted a blog post

Air Sealing and Insulation Joins the Cost Versus Value Study

It’s really nice when hard work pays off.As part of the collaborative efforts of the Value for High Performance Homes Campaign, we were able to get an energy efficiency measure – air sealing and insulation – added to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost versus Value study. This matters because it legitimizes a valuable, low-cost, and manageable home improvement project which home owners might…See More
Sep 17, 2015
Laura Reedy Stukel commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post At PlugFest, Energy Efficiency Plays Well With Real Estate
"Who's coming!  Pack your bags and your API and be there. Let's make auto-pop to MLS happen and see what new ideas come from there."
Sep 11, 2015
Melissa Ulbricht's blog post was featured

At PlugFest, Energy Efficiency Plays Well With Real Estate

If you haven’t heard, there’s a lot happening right now at the intersection of home energy performance and real estate.Let’s set the scene first. As you may have experienced, when homeowners make improvements to an existing house, the most important aspects of home performance – including safety, comfort, energy efficiency,…See More
Sep 10, 2015
Melissa Ulbricht posted a blog post

At PlugFest, Energy Efficiency Plays Well With Real Estate

If you haven’t heard, there’s a lot happening right now at the intersection of home energy performance and real estate.Let’s set the scene first. As you may have experienced, when homeowners make improvements to an existing house, the most important aspects of home performance – including safety, comfort, energy efficiency,…See More
Sep 8, 2015
Melissa Ulbricht posted a blog post

Retrofitting TV and Radio Stations in Chicago

We recently shared this story on the Elevate Energy blog. Public television station WTTW is a local favorite in Chicago. Alongside our partners, we helped upgrade the lighting and energy efficiency at their production studios. Read more about the expected savings and how the improvements benefit both the station crew and audience.Making Chicago’s WTTW and WFMT More Energy Efficient…See More
Jul 30, 2015
Ricardo commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Optimize On-Bill Financing to Help Illinois Building Owners Invest in Energy Efficiency
"Thanks Patrick, very useful link."
Mar 18, 2015
Patrick MacRoy commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post How to Optimize On-Bill Financing to Help Illinois Building Owners Invest in Energy Efficiency
"Many of these recommended improvements are included the Clean Energy Jobs bill recently introduced in both the Illinois Senate and House. Details on the bill are available at http://ilenviro.org/clean-energy-jobs-bill/"
Feb 27, 2015
Melissa Ulbricht's blog post was featured

How to Optimize On-Bill Financing to Help Illinois Building Owners Invest in Energy Efficiency

This post is written by Marcella Bondie Keenan, policy fellow at Elevate Energy.Building owners can save money by investing in energy efficiency improvements. But if they can’t afford the upfront costs of the upgrades, they continue to pay higher energy bills and are even less able to pay for energy efficiency improvements down the road.On-bill financing (OBF) is one tool to help owners break out of this cycle. It provides an opportunity to invest in energy efficiency through a loan that is…See More
Feb 23, 2015
Melissa Ulbricht posted a blog post

How to Optimize On-Bill Financing to Help Illinois Building Owners Invest in Energy Efficiency

This post is written by Marcella Bondie Keenan, policy fellow at Elevate Energy.Building owners can save money by investing in energy efficiency improvements. But if they can’t afford the upfront costs of the upgrades, they continue to pay higher energy bills and are even less able to pay for energy efficiency improvements down the road.On-bill financing (OBF) is one tool to help owners break out of this cycle. It provides an opportunity to invest in energy efficiency through a loan that is…See More
Feb 18, 2015
Melissa Ulbricht's blog post was featured

New $1.6 Million Program Helps Electric-Heated Buildings in Chicago Save Energy, Money

Many Chicago apartment buildings are electrically heated – meaning that the primary heat source is delivered via electricity, rather than natural gas or other sources. A …See More
Jan 21, 2015
Bob Blanchette commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post New $1.6 Million Program Helps Electric-Heated Buildings in Chicago Save Energy, Money
"Who gets the $1.6M bill? The taxpayers or the customers of the utility?"
Jan 20, 2015

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Air Sealing and Insulation Joins the Cost Versus Value Study

Posted on September 17, 2015 at 9:38am 0 Comments

It’s really nice when hard work pays off.

As part of the collaborative efforts of the Value for High Performance Homes Campaign, we were able to get an energy efficiency measure – air sealing and insulation – added to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost versus Value study. This matters because it legitimizes a valuable, low-cost, and manageable home improvement project which home…

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At PlugFest, Energy Efficiency Plays Well With Real Estate

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 8:00am 2 Comments

If you haven’t heard, there’s a lot happening right now at the intersection of home energy performance and real estate.

Let’s set the scene first. As you may have experienced, when homeowners make improvements to an existing house, the most important aspects of home performance – including safety, comfort,…

Continue

Retrofitting TV and Radio Stations in Chicago

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

We recently shared this story on the Elevate Energy blog. Public television station WTTW is a local favorite in Chicago. Alongside our partners, we helped upgrade the lighting and energy efficiency at their production studios. Read more about the expected savings and how the improvements benefit both the station crew and audience.

Making Chicago’s WTTW and WFMT More Energy Efficient…

Continue

How to Optimize On-Bill Financing to Help Illinois Building Owners Invest in Energy Efficiency

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:36am 2 Comments

This post is written by Marcella Bondie Keenan, policy fellow at Elevate Energy.

Building owners can save money by investing in energy efficiency improvements. But if they can’t afford the upfront costs of the upgrades, they continue to pay higher energy bills and are even less able to pay for energy efficiency improvements down the road.

On-bill financing (OBF) is one tool to help owners break out of this cycle. It provides an opportunity to invest in energy…

Continue

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At 6:03am on December 16, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Melissa,
Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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