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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.  Read on for a brief description of Village programs. 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 

Single-Family Home Repair Program
This program is grant-funded and supports projects that could improve home energy efficiency for income-qualified residents. Find out more about this program here or call 847-781-2669.

Solar and Wind Turbine Projects
If you are considering the 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
  
ComEd Smart Ideas Energy Programs
Includes programs that can save you money! Programs include air-conditioning cycling; real-time energy billing, and refrigerator haul-away recycling. 
 
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, call their rebate hotline at 877-886-4239.
 
Energy Impact Illinois
Energy Impact Illinois helps 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.
 
Illinois Citizens Utility Board 
The Illinois Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is a nonprofit consumer advocacy group that works to lower utility costs for residents. CUB offers guidance and programs supporting energy efficiency.
 
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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