Illinois Office of Energy & Recycling
ENERGY STAR Promotion
In 2010, the Illinois Energy & Recycling Office at the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity became a Sponsor for Illinois’ statewide Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES) program, Illinois Home Performance (IHP). The Illinois Energy & Recycling Office is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its distinguished promotion of HPwES. Key 2016 accomplishments include:
- Providing a project application process and third-party quality assurance when utilities cannot, ensuring that HPwES can be offered in that territory.
- Expanding the reach of the HPwES program by onboarding Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas as utilities offering HPwES, providing incentives, and managing quality assurance.
- Ensuring the success of HPwES participating contractors by operating a building science hotline designed for contractors and an equipment loan program.
- Focusing on grassroots outreach events to promote HPwES by presenting to mayors at an Environment Committee Meeting, sending program brochures home with 5,000 Illinois students, and offering co-op advertising to HPwES participating contractors to help cover marketing costs.