Energy Efficiency Funding and Technical Assistance Available for Public Buildings
Funding and technical assistance are available through the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program to help public agencies implement energy efficiency projects.
Funded through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), our program is available to all public agencies, including municipalities, schools, libraries, park districts, and townships. Grant reimbursements can be up to $300,000 per facility location for projects including boiler and chiller replacements, HVAC system tune-ups, indoor and outdoor lighting upgrades, heat distribution system upgrades, pipe insulation, and more. Projects result in energy and cost savings, and have an average payback of 3.49 years. Select HVAC system maintenance and upgrade projects may also be completed at no direct cost to the public agency. For more information, download the flyer here. Click here to read the full RFP, or here to download the proposal application.
Key dates: July 30, 2014: Project Proposal Forms due for indoor and outdoor lighting (may be eligible for supplemental foundation funding) September 1, 2014: Project Proposal Forms due for all other energy efficiency projects October 31, 2014: Completed projects are eligible for a 10% bonus