Chicago Now the Top US Market for Energy-Efficient Office Buildings

Chicago Now the Top US Market for Energy-Efficient Office Buildings

Chicago now has the most building spaces with LEED and Energy Star certification in the United States, according to a new study from the commercial real estate services firm CBRE and Maastricht University. The 2017 National Green Building Adoption Index ranked the Windy City top … Read more…

Mayors Caucus and ComEd Collaborate to Advance Smart Cities

Mayors Caucus and ComEd Collaborate to Advance Smart Cities

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC), a membership organization of the Chicago region’s 275 cities, towns and villages; announced on May 4 that it has joined Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) – the largest electric utility in Illinois, serving the Chicago and Northern Illinois area – in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support the study and development of new energy efficiency programs, smart streetlights, and community and residential solar; and other infrastructure projects.

Chicago: Four Paths to Energy Efficiency

Chicago: Four Paths to Energy Efficiency

Chicago, the third most populous city in the United States, is host to at four significant energy efficiency initiatives. Three of the projects focus on buildings: The city of Chicago is assessing energy use in large commercial, institutional and residential buildings; the Archdiocese of Chicago is … Read more…

JLL, Urban Innovations Save 3M kWh at Chicago Buildings

JLL, Urban Innovations Save 3M kWh at Chicago Buildings

Two major commercial building operators – JLL and Urban Innovations – have together reduced energy usage by nearly 3 million kWh annually in Chicago, moving forward the effort to reach the City’s Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative’s stated goal of reducing commercial energy use in … Read more…

Chicago Spends $1.6M More for Energy Efficiency in Apartment Buildings

The 50th building has joined Retrofit Chicago’s Commercial Buildings Initiative, a voluntary effort to reduce energy use by 20 percent within 5 years. In addition to the Commercial Buildings Initiative milestone, the city also announced a new joint partnership with Elevate Energy to implement comprehensive … Read more…

Boston is Top City for Energy Savings

Boston is Top City for Energy Savings

In a report on how US cities fared in saving energy, Boston topped the list, followed by Portland, with New York and San Francisco close behind and tied for third place. Seattle and Austin were in the 5th and 6th places. The American Council for … Read more…

Sustainability Exchange For Cities To Collaborate On Best Practices

Sustainability Exchange For Cities To Collaborate On Best Practices

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has launched The Sustainability Exchange, a partnership for municipalities to efficiently study, design and implement clean and sustainable technology projects in collaboration with technical, legal and financial experts. Mayors of cities like New Orleans and Phoenix have announced their support for … Read more…

GE Inks $200 Million Deal To Supply Chicago Smart Meters

GE Inks $200 Million Deal To Supply Chicago Smart Meters

GE has been chosen by ComEd to supply Chicago with 4 million smart meters between now and 2021 in a deal that is worth more than $200 million. ComEd is the electricity utility of Northern Illinois and is part of Exelon. In accordance with the … Read more…

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