One of the most effective energy efficiency programs in the country is helping Chicago-area apartment building owners cut operating costs and maintain affordable housing. The Energy Savers program has helped local building owners retrofit more than 3,000 housing units, cutting energy costs by 30 percent on average. This saves the average building owner $10,000 per year. The lower utility bills help to keep rents affordable, and the energy saving improvements make apartments more comfortable for tenants.
On Wednesday, December 1, Energy Savers and the Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation will host an open house to highlight practical energy-saving solutions and to connect building owners with energy efficiency resources.
- When: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2010
- Where: Howard Apartment Buildings, 1569 N. Hoyne, Chicago, IL
- Who: Buildings owners and property managers are invited to learn about energy efficiency solutions and the resources available through the Energy Savers program, and talk to apartment building owners and managers interested in installing efficiency retrofits for their buildings.
The Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation has worked with the Energy Savers program to retrofit 50 housing units, and work is underway in an additional 210 units. They expect to achieve 15 percent on energy costs after implementing the recommend improvements. Executive Director Joy Aruguete says Energy Savers has helped Bickerdike with its efforts to save energy and money.
“We are committed to sustainable, green practices in our development, construction, preservation and operating strategies, and work toward their comprehensive adoption in all facets of our work,” says Aruguete. “The Energy Savers program has helped us meet this commitment. And the improvements we’ve made through Energy Savers have also improved our bottom line by making a big dent in our operating costs.”
For more information, or to RSVP for the open house, contact CNT Energy at (773) 269-4037 or email@example.com.