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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
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
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
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
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
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
Melissa Ulbricht replied to George Kopf's discussion Green feature values in Real Estate
"You're welcome, George. Glad to hear! I'd also suggest you check out our work on the Value for High Performance Homes Campaign. http://www.elevateenergy.org/value-high-performance-homes-campaign/home/ It's a collaborative…"
Jan 15
Everblue Training commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post New $1.6 Million Program Helps Electric-Heated Buildings in Chicago Save Energy, Money
"Cool, thank you for sharing! "
Jan 15
Melissa Ulbricht replied to George Kopf's discussion Green feature values in Real Estate
"Hi George. A study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was just released this week that looks at the value of solar homes in the real estate market. Appraisal Institute members contributed to the study,…"
Jan 15
Melissa Ulbricht posted a blog post

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 15
Richard L. Sanderson commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post Multifamily Buildings Are Now Eligible to Apply for ENERGY STAR Certification
"This is great news, as eligibility and certification for these types of energy-efficient and high-performance properties accommodates the development and reporting of opinions of value by real estate appraisers and valuation specialists. Decision…"
Dec 1, 2014
Melissa Ulbricht's blog post was featured

Multifamily Buildings Are Now Eligible to Apply for ENERGY STAR Certification

Sandeep and Carolyn Sood own several apartment buildings in Chicago, but the 55-unit building at 6731 S. Jeffery Boulevard is special. The building is one of the first in the country to receive the new ENERGY STAR® certification for multifamily buildings.“For us, it’s an important designation. It shows people that want to live here that we care. We have invested in the…See More
Nov 14, 2014
Melissa Ulbricht posted a blog post

Multifamily Buildings Are Now Eligible to Apply for ENERGY STAR Certification

Sandeep and Carolyn Sood own several apartment buildings in Chicago, but the 55-unit building at 6731 S. Jeffery Boulevard is special. The building is one of the first in the country to receive the new ENERGY STAR® certification for multifamily buildings.“For us, it’s an important designation. It shows people that want to live here that we care. We have invested in the…See More
Nov 13, 2014
Melissa Ulbricht commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post When windows aren't the culprit of a leaky building, solve the mystery with an energy audit.
"Well said, Don! Now is the time to invest in energy efficiency to help keep homes and buildings cozy for the winter. "
Sep 18, 2014
Don Fitchett commented on Melissa Ulbricht's blog post When windows aren't the culprit of a leaky building, solve the mystery with an energy audit.
"Yep, winter is coming and there are not many out there trained to do IR Infrared Thermography energy audits, so book and energy audit for your home or building soon."
Sep 18, 2014
Melissa Ulbricht's blog post was featured

When windows aren't the culprit of a leaky building, solve the mystery with an energy audit.

Liz Vogel replaced the windows and updated the heating system in her small multifamily building in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. But she still noticed that parts of her home were not staying warm in winter. So she set out to solve the mystery of the missing heat. She saw icicles hanging from her roof, and that was a clue that pointed to where heat was escaping. The presence of these “ice dams” meant that Liz was paying to heat her roof and melt the snow instead of heating her home.…See More
Sep 18, 2014

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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…

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

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 …

Continue

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 7:51am — 2 Comments

Multifamily Buildings Are Now Eligible to Apply for ENERGY STAR Certification

Sandeep and Carolyn Sood own several apartment buildings in Chicago, but the 55-unit building at 6731 S. Jeffery Boulevard is special. The building is one of the first in the country to receive the new ENERGY STAR® certification for multifamily buildings.

“For us, it’s an important designation. It shows people that want to live here that we care.…

Continue

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

When windows aren't the culprit of a leaky building, solve the mystery with an energy audit.

Liz Vogel replaced the windows and updated the heating system in her small multifamily building in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. But she still noticed that parts of her home were not staying warm in winter. So she set out to solve the mystery of the missing heat. She saw icicles hanging from her roof, and that was a clue that pointed to where heat was escaping. The presence of these “ice dams” meant that Liz was paying to heat her roof and melt the snow instead of heating her…

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Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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Hi Melissa,
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