Evanston business owners and building managers are invited to a free breakfast presentation this month about saving money through smart energy design.

The Citizens for a Greener Evanston’s Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings Task Force, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce and the City of Evanston are sponsoring the session featuring Ben Sliwinski, Technical Director of the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center.

The event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

Organizers say there are many ways for Evanston businesses to get smarter about their energy usage, lower their operating costs and take advantage of available cash incentives. Now you can get free advice and financial assistance for your energy efficiency projects from a leading authority on the subject of smart energy design in Illinois.

SEDAC provides advice and analyses enabling private and public facilities to increase their economic viability through the efficient use of energy resources and is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity in partnership with ComEd and Ameren Illinois Utilities. SEDAC provides services at no cost to for-profit businesses and public facilities.

Tthe City of Evanston is also a participant in ComEd’s Community Energy Challenge in which ComEd has reserved $350,000 of its “Smart Ideas for Your Business” program dollars for Evanston-based businesses and institutions to use. This program is designed to help Evanston’s commercial property owners and tenants pay for energy efficiency upgrades to their properties and operations.

To register e-mail info@evchamber.com or call 847/328-1500 x22.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Green Energy
    I encourage all business owners in Evanston to attend this event. Evanston is one of a handfull of Illinois cities chosen to participate in a green energy assistance plan known as ComEd’s Community Energy Challenge where businesses and residents can get monetary assistance by choosing energy efficient uprgrades- namely an entire change of your business lights could off-set your investment today and help you realize enrgy savings for years to come. I’m sure Com Ed can send a representative to perform a break-even or opportunity-cost analysis.

    Happy New Year!
    Dan Mennemeyer
    Evanston Chamber Treasurer

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