Illinois Office of Energy & Recycling

Springfield, Illinois


ENERGY STAR Excellence Awards - ENERGY STAR Promotion

Illinois Office of Energy & Recycling

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.
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