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12th Annual Emerald Awards Announced

April 12, 2017

Top Leaders and Projects Recognized for Positioning Illinois as National Green Building Leader
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Energy Efficiency Ambassadors

April 27, 2017

USGBC-Illinois is working with Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF) to bring smart meter and energy efficiency information to communities.  As smart meters, data access, and connected devices roll-out across Chicago and Illinois, we need our green building and energy efficiency expert members to be on the front lines sharing information about how these technologies and programs can help save people money and have a positive impact on the planet.

Energy Efficiency Ambassador Volunteers will become experts on smart meter connected technology and related utility programs through trainings and testing out technology and energy efficiency programs first hand in their own homes.  Volunteers will then share what they have learned through in-person programs with their communities (neighborhood, work, community group), social media, and other platforms to educate individuals about their experiences.

BIT AIDs

April 27, 2017

USGBC-Illinois and BIT are working to pair individuals with an interest or expertise in sustainable operations and maintenance with non-profit facilities operators to support their implementation of the 16 BIT Building sustainability best practices, including establishing energy, water, and waste performance baselines and working towards improvements.

Elaton Energy Services

May 2, 2017

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Website:http://elatonnrg.com/
Mailing Address:1144 Franklin Lane, Buffalo Grove IL 60089
Primary Contact Name:Lana Kalmanovsky
Contact Phone:773-322-9951
Contact Email:[email protected]
Which most closely describes your business? Professional Services
Indicate professional licensing of key staff, where applicable:Building Operator Certification (BOC), Building Energy Technology (BET) Certificate
Indicate key markets for your organization:Commercial Office, Data Centers, Event / Convention, Healthcare, High Rise, Hospitality, Institutional / Government, Laboratories, Mixed Use, Multi-family Residential, Process / Industrial / Manufacturing, Restaurants, Retail, Schools (K-12), Schools (Higher Ed), Supermarkets
Please list core areas of company expertise:Our services include but not limited to:
• Energy use forecasts and expense budgets
• Monthly data analysis
• Energy efficiency projects implementation support
• Utility rate optimization
• New business utility coordination for engineering and construction
• O&M coordination for utility service requests and emergency response
• RFQ/RFP for electricity and natural gas supply and curtailment service
• ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager implementation: analysis, benchmarking, verification, reporting
Please list relevant experience providing energy services in the Chicago metro area:Elaton has performed energy consulting services for numerous properties throughout Illinois.

Since 2001, we have sourced electricity and natural gas purchases worth more than $120 million through RFPs and negotiations with alternative retail energy suppliers.

Elaton has coordinated utility interconnection for over 3 million square feet of new healthcare construction, including New Prentice Women’s Hospital and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Currently we benchmark more than 50 buildings and nearly 10 million square feet in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager using automated web services under its service mark, E-NRG Pro.
Please describe your experience that qualifies you to conduct benchmarking and data verification services, including specific training on use of Portfolio Manager, ASHRAE Level I, II or III audits (or similar):Elaton has a long history of providing benchmarking services for commercial buildings throughout Illinois. We conduct ASHRAE Level I and II audits on regular basis that helps our licensed professionals to do thorough data verification faster and more efficiently.

Since 2014, Elaton benchmarked and submitted numerous properties for Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance and now working with Evanston properties for Evanston Energy Benchmarking Ordinance.

Out dedicated team is fluent in using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and constantly going through new trainings to stay up-to-date on Portfolio Manager enhancements.

Elaton is a proud ENERGY STAR partner as well as one of the most active Portfolio Manager service providers nationwide.
Provide a brief summary of your experience providing building improvements to enhance energy performance:For the past 15 years, Elaton has been providing consulting services that included numerous energy efficiency projects. With Elaton guidance and support, our clients successfully participated and completed ASHE’s Energy to Care Challenge, Strategic Energy Management Program (CLEAResult), and Healthier Hospitals Leaner Energy Challenge. Our team members are working on regular basis with facilities engineers and helping them to find potential energy reductions through Smart Ideas and Retro-commissioning. In addition to that, we perform quarterly evaluations of energy efficiency measures and programs through our own software system as well as ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
If requested, how many references can you provide?More than 3
Entry Date4/20/17

Registration Open – Chicago Resilience Symposium on 4/20

January 24, 2017

Join USGBC-Illinois and AIA Chicago for the Chicago Thrives! Resilience Symposium on April 20 in Chicago!

Resilient design is emerging as the design challenge for our age. Practitioners in the built environment must re-imagine our built infrastructure and social fabric to be adaptable to changing conditions, be they sudden abrupt changes such as natural disaster or chronic stresses such as endemic crime and poverty in addition to carbon reduction strategies.

The City of Chicago and the Great Lakes region is well positioned to not only survive but thrive through the stresses of the coming decades. We must act now to ensure a positive future for generations to come. The Chicago Thrives! Resilience Symposium will provide an opportunity for multiple disciplines in our region to meet and exchange ideas and best practices through lecture, panel discussion, and interactive workshops.

Learn more and register here.

Questions? Contact Katie Kaluzny at [email protected] or by phone at 312-245-8300 x3.

HKS, Inc.

March 17, 2017

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Website:http://www.hksinc.com/
Mailing Address:111 West Washington, Suite 1700
Primary Contact Name:Tommy Zakrzewski
Contact Phone:312-262-9764
Contact Email:[email protected]
Which most closely describes your business? Professional Services, Contractor, Professional Services
Indicate professional licensing of key staff, where applicable:Illinois Registered Architect (RA), Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
Indicate key markets for your organization:Commercial Office, Data Centers, Event / Commercial Office, Event / Convention, Healthcare, High Rise, Hospitality, Institutional / Government, Laboratories, Mixed Use, Multi-family Residential, Schools (K-12), Schools (Higher Ed), Sports Arenas / Venues
Please list core areas of company expertise:Creating places that enhance the human experience through Architecture, Planning & Development, Programming, Project Management, Structural Engineering, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Branding, Advisory Practice, Research, Sustainable Design, Architectural Design Interpretation and Integrative Energy Engineering.
Please list relevant experience providing energy services in the Chicago metro area:At our soul and in our daily practice, we are a service company. Our vast suite of capabilities allows us to intersect with one another, involve experts at every level, include our clients’ visions and improve each project we touch. A place is not merely a structure. It is a living, breathing element that resides in a larger environment, and must exist in a community and improve the experience of those who use it – as well as those who never will. We are a combination of artists and tacticians, imagining, coordinating and creating some of the world’s most iconic places.
Please describe your experience that qualifies you to conduct benchmarking and data verification services, including specific training on use of Portfolio Manager, ASHRAE Level I, II or III audits (or similar):Our Integrative Energy Engineering services are supported by ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professionals (BEMP), LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP) and LEED Fellows, AEE Certified Energy Managers (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professionals (CMVP), Certified Passive Haus Consultants (PHIUS CPHC) and Living Future Accreditations (LFA). Our collective experience includes delivering comprehensive facility assessments, ASHRAE (I, II, and II) audits, benchmarking studies, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager services, Building and Community Carbon Emissions Inventory, Measurement & Verification, Post Occupancy Evaluations, Building Performance Modeling, Utility Bill Analysis, and LEED and WELL Building professional services.
Provide a brief summary of your experience providing building improvements to enhance energy performance:We understand a building’s position within the greater context. We recognize its impact on its immediate surroundings and the environment as a whole, and we continually work to be responsible stewards of our neighborhoods and our planet. It is with this spirit that we approach projects with not merely an attitude of how we can create a minimal footprint, but rather how can we inspire and motivate behavior within and even beyond the structure.
If requested, how many references can you provide?More than 3
Entry Date11/16/16

JLL

March 17, 2017

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Website:www.jll.com
Mailing Address:200 E. Randolph Dr., Chicago, IL 60601
Primary Contact Name:Ron Roberts
Contact Phone:913-742-0890
Contact Email:[email protected]
Which most closely describes your business? Professional Services
Indicate professional licensing of key staff, where applicable:Certified Energy Manager (CEM), KS, MO Professional Engr
Indicate key markets for your organization:Commercial Office, Data Centers, Event / Commercial Office, Data Centers, Event / Convention, Healthcare, High Rise, Hospitality, Institutional / Government, Laboratories, Mixed Use, Process / Industrial / Manufacturing, Restaurants, Retail, Sports Arenas / Venues
Please list core areas of company expertise:All energy and sustainability related services. We have a staff of 40+ CEMS and over 100 sustainability professionals.
Please list relevant experience providing energy services in the Chicago metro area:We run the operations of dozes of Energy Star certified and certifiable buildings in the greater Chicago area. The head of our Energy & Sustainability Services team works out of the AON building as does our central regional team of energy and sustainability professionals. Virtually every one of our corporate clients who we run energy conservation programs for have sites in Chicago.
Please describe your experience that qualifies you to conduct benchmarking and data verification services, including specific training on use of Portfolio Manager, ASHRAE Level I, II or III audits (or similar):We have been an Energy Star Partner of the Year for several years running. We have a dedicated audit team filled with AEE certified energy auditors. We conduct over 50 ASHRAE level audits annually.
Provide a brief summary of your experience providing building improvements to enhance energy performance:Our energy services have saved our clients over $750M in energy savings to date. We run the energy management programs for over 30 large corporations with real estate portfolios spread coast to coast and around the globe.
If requested, how many references can you provide?More than 3
Entry Date1/5/17

Alert Energy

March 17, 2017

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Website:https://alertenergy.net
Mailing Address:585 Dundas St E, 3rd Fl, Toronto Canada, M5A 2B7
Primary Contact Name:Gregory Bonser
Contact Phone:855-989-6978
Contact Email:[email protected]
Which most closely describes your business? Professional Services
Indicate professional licensing of key staff, where applicable:CMVP, ICP Accredited
Indicate key markets for your organization:Commercial Office, Data Centers, Event / Convention, Healthcare, Hospitality, Institutional / Government, Mixed Use, Restaurants, Retail, Supermarkets
Please list core areas of company expertise:Benchmarking, energy and water saving solutions, energy management plans and implementation, commissioning, measurement and verification
Please list relevant experience providing energy services in the Chicago metro area:
Please describe your experience that qualifies you to conduct benchmarking and data verification services, including specific training on use of Portfolio Manager, ASHRAE Level I, II or III audits (or similar):15+ years experience in making buildings more efficient. We use Portfolio Manager, we have conducted Level 1 - 3 audits, we have Certified Measurement and Verification Professionals (CMVP), engineers and data scientists on staff and are accredited by the Investor Confidence Project. We have developed our own software that goes deeper into the data to help building owners save energy and water.
Provide a brief summary of your experience providing building improvements to enhance energy performance:Audits and commissioning services to about 10,000,000 square feet of commercial buildings. LEED AP
If requested, how many references can you provide?2
Entry Date1/24/17

Ardmore Associates

March 17, 2017

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Website:Ardmoreassociates.com
Mailing Address:33 N. Dearborn Street, Suite 1720, Chicago IL 60602
Primary Contact Name:Karl Davis
Contact Phone:312-795-1400 x 236
Contact Email:[email protected]
Which most closely describes your business? Professional Services
Indicate professional licensing of key staff, where applicable:Illinois Professional Engineer (PE)
Indicate key markets for your organization:Commercial Office, High Rise, Mixed Use, Multi-family Residential, Process / Industrial / Manufacturing, Schools (K-12), Schools (Higher Ed), Supermarkets
Please list core areas of company expertise:Energy Star Ratings, energy studies
Please list relevant experience providing energy services in the Chicago metro area:Energy Star ratings of commercial high rise buildings, cogeneration studies for commercial buildings, higher educational facilities, and industrial facilities.
Please describe your experience that qualifies you to conduct benchmarking and data verification services, including specific training on use of Portfolio Manager, ASHRAE Level I, II or III audits (or similar):We have performed Energy Star ratings and have obtained Energy Star certifications for a number of commercial high-rise buildings. We have used the training materials provided by the U.S. EPA web site on using the Energy Star Portfolio Manager and on obtaining Energy Star certifications.
Provide a brief summary of your experience providing building improvements to enhance energy performance:We have only provided Energy Star ratings, obtained Energy Star certifications for commercial high-rises, and made recommendations for energy efficiency improvements. The property management firms procured their own contractors to provide any building improvements.
If requested, how many references can you provide?1
Entry Date3/9/17

Partner Engineering & Science, Inc.

March 17, 2017

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Website:https://www.partneresi.com/
Mailing Address:805 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 401C, Chicago, IL 60642
Primary Contact Name:Brett Hayes, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Contact Phone:773-675-1039
Contact Email:[email protected]
Which most closely describes your business? Professional Services
Indicate professional licensing of key staff, where applicable:Illinois Professional Engineer (PE), Illinois Registered Architect (RA)
Indicate key markets for your organization:Commercial Office, Data Centers, Healthcare, High Rise, Hospitality, Institutional / Government, Mixed Use, Multi-family Residential, Process / Industrial / Manufacturing, Restaurants, Retail
Please list core areas of company expertise:Building Assessments; Environmental Consulting; Energy Benchmarking and Sustainability Consulting; Construction Risk Management; Building Engineering; Industrial Hygiene; Property Condition Assessments; Retro-Commissioning; LEED Reviews and Certification; Multifamily, Commercial Office, Retail, Industrial
Please list relevant experience providing energy services in the Chicago metro area:In the Chicago metro area, Partner has delivered energy services via the Chicago ENERGY STAR Energy Benchmarking ordinance, the ComEd Retro-Commissioning program, and ASHRAE energy audits for Fannie/Freddie agency lenders.
Please describe your experience that qualifies you to conduct benchmarking and data verification services, including specific training on use of Portfolio Manager, ASHRAE Level I, II or III audits (or similar):Partner’s professional services staff includes licensed Illinois Professional Engineers (PE), Illinois Registered Architects (RA), and LEED AP BD+C accreditation. We have delivered Level I and II energy audits for a large healthcare real estate portfolio and are implementing energy saving solutions. Partner conducts Level I/II assessments to evaluate potential energy and water conservation measures nationwide for Freddie Mac Multifamily Green Advantage and Fannie Mae High Performance Building Assessment. Partner has also been trained with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and assists with the Chicago Energy Benchmarking ordinance and can perform full-service data verification services.
Provide a brief summary of your experience providing building improvements to enhance energy performance:Partner Engineering delivers nationwide energy assessments and solutions to clients in both the public and private sector through a dedicated energy services group. We have a diverse portfolio of projects and work directly with our clients to increase asset values, lower ownership costs, and promote environmental stewardship. Our recommended solutions are economically sound, as we take into consideration the client’s energy goals as well as their investment return criteria.
If requested, how many references can you provide?More than 3
Entry Date3/10/17

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