CNT Energy Hosts Energy Efficiency Event
On December 1, building owners, contractors, and local elected official gathered at the Howard Apartment Building in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood to learn about the Energy Savers program, one of the most effective energy efficiency programs in the country. Energy Savers is a project of CNT Energy and the Community Investment Corporation (CIC). The program offers a one-stop shop that helps building owners navigate the complexities of investing in energy efficiency.
In the three years since the program started, Energy Savers has helped local building owners upgrade 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. The program also creates jobs for contractors who provide services such as insulation, air sealing, and heating and cooling system repair or replacement.
CNT Energy and the Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation hosted the December 1 showcase in order to highlight one of the buildings that has been improved through the Energy Savers program. Bickerdike worked with Energy Savers to implement energy efficiency improvements in the 53-unit apartment building where the event took place. Guests learned about the energy savers program and toured a unit to see the work that was done in the building. They also had the opportunity to talk with Energy Savers staff members and network with other guests.
Watch the video of the event at CNT Energy’s website ››