Where's the Money? Funding Sources for Energy Efficiency Retrofits of Existing Buildings (Chicago)

  • Thursday, March 24, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • InterfaceFLOR Showroom, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza (Suite 10-121), Chicago, IL 60654
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  • This discounted price is for full-time students only.

Please note that registration is non-refundable.
If you experience any registration difficulties or have questions please contact our office at 312-245-8300.

Online pre-registration is currently closed, but walk-ins will be welcome.

Join the USGBC - Illinois Chapter's Chicago Branch for an education program on financing existing building retrofits on March 24 at the Merchandise Mart!

This program is approved for 1.5 GBCI CE hours and AIA HSW/SD units.

Comprehensive energy efficiency retrofits can reduce building operating costs, reduce their carbon footprint, and improve their asset value. They can also have sizable up-front costs, preventing many building owners from undertaking them. While there have been significant policy efforts to expand lending sources and subsidy programs to defray up-front costs, most building owners are unstill unclear where to turn to find money. Common questions include: What government and utility-provider programs offer valuable incentives and subsidies? Are banks and other lending institutions offering energy efficiency loans? Can energy performance contracts benefit smaller buildings? 

This session will help clear up the confusion about funding sources and incentives that are currently available for commercial and multifamily buildings, and those that are still in the development phase.

By attending this session, attendees will:

  • Learn about specific government and utility-provider programs (subsidies, loans, incentives) currently available to help defray retrofit costs.
  • Find out whether banks/lending institutions are providing loans for retrofit, and understand their lending criteria.
  • Determine whether energy performance contracts are a viable option for your (or your clients) buildings.
  • Find out about government and utility-provider programs currently under development.
  • Identify information sources to track the status of both existing programs and those under development.
Andre E. Davis, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Sandra Hall Henry, ComEd
Patrick MacRoy, CNT Energy
George Vavaroutsos, Sustainability Consultant
Joel Freehling, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure
Cappy Kidd, AKT Peerless

Registration Fee:
$15 Chapter Members
$30 Non-Members
$10 Student Members

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