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Dedicated to Projects that Conserve Energy

Energy

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Dedicated to Projects that Conserve Energy

Saving energy is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to become more environmentally friendly.  The Village continues to reduce our total energy consumption, and promote programs for residents and businesses as well.  Read on for a brief description of Village programs, and for further details, email grow2green@hoffmanestates.org.

Don't forget that using water uses energy too! It takes a lot of energy to move, clean, and heat the water used on your property. Check out ways to conserve water (and energy) on our Water page.

Village Energy Conservation Programs

 

Residential Energy Assessment Program
A voluntary comprehensive analysis of your home's energy and ventilation systems performed by certified Village staff. Click to see the detailed program brochure, or call 847-781-2645 for more information. 

Housing Rehabilitation Program
This program is grant-funded and supports projects that could improve home energy efficiency for income-qualified residents. To find out more about this program, click here, or call 847-781-2669.

Solar and Wind Turbine Projects
If you are considering installation of a solar photovoltaic or small wind turbine on your property, the Village must review the plans, as it will likely require a building permit. Please visit the Building Program webpage for details on how to proceed.   
 
Utility Energy Conservation Programs
  
Smart Ideas Energy Programs (through ComEd)
Includes programs that can save you money. Current programs include Air-Conditioning cycling; Real-time energy billing, and Refrigerator haul-away recycling. Click here for the May 2010 Citizen article explaining these programs. ComEd Smart Ideas for your Home 
 
Nicor Gas Residential Rebate Program
Residential customers may be eligible for rebates on energy saving appliances such as water heaters and furnaces! To find out more about this program, which ends in Spring 2014, click here or call their rebate hotline at 877-886-4239. Nicor Gas Resident Webpage 
 
Make Your Home More Energy Efficient and Save Money
Energy Impact Illinois is a new online tool to help residents evaluate their property and energy consumption and find ways of reducing their energy usage. Find tips for saving energy as well as information about specific local rebates and tax incentives for efficiency projects. Visit http://energyimpactillinois.org to find out more information. 
 
CUB Energy Saver Rewards Program
The Illinois Citizens Utility Board is a nonprofit consumer advocacy group that has partnered with ComEd and local and national retailers to give rewards based upon your home energy usage. The program is FREE and does not share your information. Click here to learn more and sign up!
 
Energy Conservation Links

 

Did you know that a home that is certified as "green" or energy-efficient tends to be sold at a higher price than homes with standard energy bills? These links may offer tips to make your home more efficient, comfortable, and healthy:

Sustainability Plan Connections
Learn more about how the Village is taking steps to improve energy efficiency on our Village Energy Conservation Efforts page.  

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