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Title: Energy Impact Illinois - Final Technical Report

Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) is an alliance of government organizations, nonprofits, and regional utility companies led by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) that is dedicated to helping communities in the Chicago metropolitan area become more energy efficient. Originally organized as the Chicago Region Retrofit Ramp-Up (CR3), EI2 became part of the nationwide Better Buildings Neighborhood Program (BBNP) in May 2010 after receiving a $25 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) authorized through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The program’s primary goal was to fund initiatives that mitigate barriers to energy efficiency retrofitting activities across residential, multifamily, and commercial building sectors in the seven-county CMAP region and to help to build a sustainable energy efficiency marketplace. The EI2 Final Technical Report provides a detailed review of the strategies, implementation methods, challenges, lessons learned, and final results of the EI2 program during the initial grant period from 2010-2013. During the program period, EI2 successfully increased direct retrofit activity in the region and was able to make a broader impact on the energy efficiency market in the Chicago region. As the period of performance for the initial grant comes to an end, EI2’s legacymore » raises the bar for the region in terms of helping homeowners and building owners to take action on the continually complex issue of energy efficiency.« less
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  1. Senior Energy Efficiency Planner
  2. Senior Energy Planner
  3. Energy Efficiency Program Assistant
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Contributing Orgs:
Center for Neighborhood Technology - Energy (CNT Energy)
Country of Publication:
United States
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION Energy Impact Illinois; EI2; Final Technical Report; CMAP; Chicago Region; Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, Energy Efficiency; Residential; Multifamily; Commercial; Information; Financing; Workforce; Rebates; Outreach; ARRA