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Happy 25th! We couldn't have done it without you.

You share our passion to reveal truths, inspire better results, preserve energy resources and create healthy places for people to live and work. For 25 years, you have helped us create lasting change. Visit our timeline.

Energy cost savings uncovered in iconic Chicago buildings

We collaborated with the Environmental Defense Fund to train and place ten Climate Corps fellows at 26 buildings totaling more than 13 million square feet of commercial space. These fellows have helped building owners and operators identify 6.6 million kilowatt hours in energy savings, worth $1.6 million to participating organizations. Learn more.

LEED Platinum building

Our new home in the University Crossing development has successfully earned LEED Platinum Core and Shell Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It’s the first building in the development to receive official certification, with certification expected soon for the UW Health Digestive Health Center and the office interiors of Potter Lawson and the Energy Center. Read more.

Chicago luxury apartments achieve LEED Gold

Attesting to the demand for sustainability in the upscale housing market, 500 Lake Shore Drive received LEED Gold certification. The developers worked with us on ComEd’s incentive program. Don Biernacki, with Related Midwest, believes the partnership led to creative thinking on the project. Read about it in the fall issue of Sustainable Chicago.

Featured events

Better Buildings: Better Business Conference > Feb 26-27 (Illinois) or Mar 11-13 (Wisconsin) 2015 Better Buildings: Better Business Conferences

Cool stuff for energy geeks

Monitor our energy use Building energy dashboard
There's an ENERGY HOG lurking in your restaurant... Operating an energy efficient restaurant (video series)
View our technology profiles New and market-ready efficient technologies
Technical resources and tools formerly hosted on the Daylighting Collaborative website Daylighting guidance