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August 26th, 2015

Free Energy-Saving Products Available for Homeowners

Did you know that Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, and ComEd offer a variety of free and discounted energy-savings products to homeowners?

The Home Energy Jumpstart program offers free energy assessments to single-family homeowners, two-flats, and individually metered condos and townhomes. Participants will receive a personalized assessment with recommendations for energy upgrades that qualify for Home Energy Rebates.  This program offers HVAC, water heater, and weatherization rebates.

These assessments also include the installation of free energy-saving devices including:

Smart thermostats and Energy Star certified LED light bulbs are available at a discounted price and include free installation.

More information about the program can be found on the Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, and ComEd websites.

Properties with three or more units are eligible to participate in the Multi-Family Energy Savings Program, which provides many of the same opportunities for free and discounted energy savings products to larger buildings.

Refer A Friend. Get Entered To Win A Little Something Extra.

For a limited time, you can also refer others and get entered to win one of three gift cards in a monthly drawing. After the energy advisor installs your free products, they’ll give you a unique referral code. For each of your referrals who participates in the program using your unique code, you’ll be entered into a monthly drawing for a $25, $50 or $100 gift card. If you have previously participated in the program or would simply like a code to share, call 844-367-5867 to get your unique referral code. Certain terms and conditions apply.

July 21st, 2015

Incentives available to reduce energy costs

Chicago Metro Metal Consortium, the Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing, and S&C Electric invite you to join them on July 30th, 2015 (8:00am – 10:00am) to learn about energy incentives available for manufacturers.

This free program will feature:

  • An overview of S&C Electric’s energy conservation and efficiency efforts
  • Presentation by Hill Mechanical, a contractor that performs the construction work for these initiatives, on solutions — and cost offsets — for building systems retrofits.
  • Information on utility programs & rebates available from ComEd and People’s / North Shore Gas

The event will conclude with a tour and demonstration of S&C’s smart grid and an opportunity for networking with energy and innovation experts. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served.

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Ptak
Cook County Bureau of Economic Development
312-603-1014
jennifer.ptak@cookcountyil.gov

Register online at the Energy Incentives for Manufacturers website.

May 2nd, 2014

Strack & Van Til Celebrates LEED Store

LEED silver certificationOn April 22nd, Gabriel joined Strack & Van Til to celebrate their first silver LEED certification at their Cedar Lake, IN grocery store.  At this Earth Day event, the first 100 shoppers received reusable grocery bags and other eco-friendly products, including giveaways from Gabriel.

LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.

Gabriel is proud to be one of Strack & Van Til’s LEED partners for this innovative store.  We assisted our clients by conducting LEED air quality sampling and analysis.  Strack & Van Til achieved their Silver Certification by using sustainable site development, increasing energy efficiency, decreasing water usage, and maintaining indoor environmental quality.

“Companywide, we’re trying to reduce our energy stamp. It makes sense now to spend the extra money,” said John Ritchie, director of facilities for Strack & Van Til.

Strack - LEED Silver

To learn more about how Gabriel can help with your project’s LEED certification, contact Bill Gray (bgray[at]gabenv.com) or John Polich (jpolich[at]gabenv.com).

More information about Strack & Van Til’s LEED-certified store is available at:

www.newswiretoday.com/news/141861/

www.nwitimes.com/business/local/strack-van-til-opens-cedar-lake-store/article_9089dbec-9703-5399-a154-9cc2598374ff.html

More information about LEED certification is available at www.usgbc.org/leed

Photo credit: Northwest Indiana Times

Photo credit: Northwest Indiana Times