Elevate Energy Efficiency Programs

Elevate Energy is a non-profit organization with a mission to design and implement efficiency programs that lower costs, protect the environment, and ensure the benefits of energy efficiency reach those who need them most.

Overview of Elevate Energy’s Efficient Building Services

Services for:

  • Multifamily buildings
  • 2-4 unit buildings
  • Nonprofit buildings and childcare centers

The program helps building owners to do the following:

  • Save 30% on utility and maintenance costs
  • Work with trusted, carefully vetted, local contractors
  • Improve the comfort, health, and safety of your buildings

Receive expert guidance

Elevate provides a full-service approach, which includes an energy assessment, guidance for cost-effective solutions, access to financing options, construction oversight for quality assurance, and follow-up through annual savings reports. For more information, call Elevate Energy, at 855.372.8377, or e-mail the non-profit at, buildings@ElevateEnergy.org.

Additional details for Multifamily Buildings

Free building services are available to any multifamily building with five or more units throughout Illinois.

Multifamily buildings located within the seven-county Chicago metropolitan region and the city of Rockford are also eligible for an Energy Savers Loan offered in partnership by Community Investment Corporation (CIC) and Elevate Energy.

For more information on the loans, see here.

For more information or to apply, see here.

Electric Heat Residential & Condo Buildings

The City of Chicago and Elevate Energy have a joint partnership to implement energy efficiency upgrades in 2,500 electrically heated units and distribute free, high-efficiency products. This program is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information or to apply, see here.

Additional details for 2-4 Unit Buildings

Owners of buildings with 2-4 units located in the City of Chicago and adjoining suburbs are eligible.

Investor-owned buildings with 1-4 units located within the six-county Chicago metropolitan region are eligible for an Energy Efficiency Loan Option offered in partnership by Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF) and Elevate Energy.

For more information on this loan option, see here. For more information or to apply, see here.

Additional details for Nonprofit Buildings & Childcare Centers

This program is available for nonprofit organizations, childcare centers, and religious institutions located in the seven-county Chicago metropolitan region and the City of Rockford. For more information or to apply, see here.

Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) – $99 or Free Residential Energy Audits

Through this program an advisor will help identify how a home uses energy – and wastes it – and identify the most cost-effective improvements someone can make for a more efficient and comfortable home. Elevate Energy provide serves as an advocate for this program, and provides oversight throughout the entire process.

The program also helps homeowners find rebates and loans to reduce the cost of the energy efficiency improvements. More than 4,000 homes in Illinois have already participated in Energy Impact Illinois, saving an average of $400 annually on utility bills. Participants also qualify for the Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (Energy Start certification for you home), if your home becomes 15% more efficient.

The program provides a comprehensive energy assessment of your home for just $99. Or there is even a free option if you host an energy impact “house party”. The free option just requires a homeowner to invite 5-10 friends over to learn about how to make their homes more efficient too.

Learn more at: http://energyimpactillinois.org/residential/ and http://www.elevateenergy.org/home-savings/energy-impact-illinois/. Or call 1-855-9-IMPACT to schedule an assessment.

Learn more about all the great work our friends at Elevate Energy are doing at www.elevateenergy.org.