Free Events Showing Residents How to Improve Energy Efficiency in Their Homes

Sean Jordan_smEnergy Impact Illinois – a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, ComEd and Nicor – is holding "Impact Parties" in local residents’ homes to educate them on how their properties can be more energy efficient. The events can be informative for people who are looking to save money through energy efficiency, those interested in learning more about smart rehabbing, people who want to rid their homes of drafty and leaky issues, or those who want to see cutting-edge technology.

The energy contractor conducts a brief energy assessment of our home, informs homeowners of where homes lose energy and options to stop that loss, and share the results with guests. The contractors use the latest technology in the building science world, such as blower doors and infrared cameras that take thermal images to make inefficiencies visual for guests. There will also be information about what rebate funds are available to help anyone who makes energy-efficiency improvements.

The one-hour event comes with no obligation to sign up for anything. Hosts receive a full free energy assessment (valued at $400-$800).

Thermal Camera ceiling light fixture_smEnergy Impact Illinois is led by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning with the goal of helping residents, businesses and nonprofits reduce energy use.

To learn more about Energy Impact Illinois, visit To inquire about hosting an Impact Party, contact Liz Optholt of Energy Impact Illinois at 708-203-2559 or


Posted Date: 1/25/2013 4:19:02 PM