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Meet Your Carbon Reduction Goals Through Client Advocacy

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Posted by: Dave Gralnik

Energy & Sustainability Services

 

Following President Obama’s unveiling of his climate change plan earlier this week, reducing carbon emissions is now top of mind for many. For some, alternative energy solutions, like wind and solar, are familiar options, but for others, the announcement opened up a conversation about what alternative energy is and what options exist. While the plan did not include all… Read More

311 South Wacker: Smartest Building in Chicago

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Posted by: Bob Best

Energy & Sustainability Services

 

Zeller Realty had a vision when it bought 311 South Wacker, a 1.4-million-square-foot iconic office tower in downtown Chicago, in 2014 – to make it the city’s model of energy efficiency.

With the help of ComEd, JLL and Cypress Envirosystems, they have done it.

First, the site team replaced the old thermostats with wireless pneumatic thermostats through Cypress Envirosystems.

This opened the way… Read More

Time Is Running Out on Federal Solar Incentives!

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Posted by: Bob Best

Energy & Sustainability Services

 

Now is the time to move ahead with solar installations.

The federal investment tax credit (ITC) runs out at the end of 2016, and they can cover as much as 30% of the cost of a solar installation.

The rush is on now, because the ITC applies to projects that are producing power by the end of 2016, meaning that projects must essentially… Read More