Elevate Energy

Elevate Energy was formed in 2000 by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT). We got our start organizing neighborhood-specific responses to address brownouts affecting the Chicago area. We continue to administer the state’s two residential hourly electric pricing programs that we helped create, and we still upgrade apartment buildings with quality efficiency retrofits with our partner Community Investment Corporation. We’re also working with utilities to develop another innovative rate option—peak time rebate—and we retrofit a myriad of building types, from single family homes and smaller apartment buildings to houses of worship and daycare centers. Additionally, we now work at the community-wide level to bring efficiency to scale. We administer Energy Impact Illinois, a regional initiative of utilities, government entities, and nonprofit organizations working to create a self-sustaining efficiency marketplace.