Local Resources

Community Weatherization Action Teams are a great way to start weatherizing your home, however it is in no way a definitive answer to all your weatherization needs.  If you need more intensive weatherization resources and support, please use the resources listed on this page.

Energy Impact Illinois provides simplified access to information, financial mechanisms and workforce resources that empower people to make their own energy impact. Get started by calling 1-855-9-IMPACT to speak with a real person or visiting www.energyimpactillinois.org to learn about ways to lower your energy costs and improve energy efficiency.

Energy Impact Illinois is a partnership between Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, City of Chicago, City of Rockford, gas and electric utilities, and other stakeholders with the mission of helping residents, businesses and non-profits reduce energy use.

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ComEd’s Smart Ideas® programs feature a good mix of weatherization guidance
online and incentives to encourage both business and residential customers to install energy efficient equipment and adopt energy efficient behaviors. 888-806-2273

ENERGY STAR describes numerous weatherization practices and where you can
locate qualified materials to make your home as energy efficient as possible.  ENERGY STAR’s Home Energy Yardstick allows you to compare your household’s energy use to others across the country and get recommendations for improvements.

The Chicago Center for Green Technology (CCGT) and its Green Tech U program
offer many seminars, workshops and field trips on these and related topics. Most are free of charge.

Home Energy Saver program from the U.S. Department of Environment offers a free on-line energy audit.

Historic Chicago Bungalow Association (HCBA) Energy Efficiency Program provides income- and need-based funding to registered Chicago Historic Bungalow owners. 312-675-0300

Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas are currently offering cash incentives for qualified gas saving products. Customers can apply for rebates for installing high efficiency gas furnaces and boilers.

Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA) Weatherization makes homes more energy efficient for qualifying low-income clients in Chicago and suburban Cook County. These measures, such as repairing or replacing heating systems, sealing air passages and increasing insulation, can save more energy for homeowners while improving comfort. 800-571-CEDA (2332)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low-income households to pay for winter energy services. The amount is determined by income, household size, fuel type and location.

Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) Energy Savers program serves multifamily
buildings, 5 units and greater, affordable to renters with incomes less than 80% of HUD Chicago area median Income as per the Illinois Housing Development Authority FMR Schedule. 773-278-4800

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