Learning from Other States: Illinois’s Energy Efficiency Trust Fund Program


For those interested in how other states are accomplishing their energy efficiency goals, here’s a nice (and succinct) summary of 2014 programming that took place under Illinois’s Energy Efficiency Trust Fund. The Fund – which is run by Illinois’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) – do a great job of interjecting energy efficiency into capital planning and construction by covering the incremental additional cost of making needed building improvements and components of new construction energy efficient. The Fund covers energy efficiency, renewables and smart grid implementation and training initiatives, and programs under the Fund have received federal attention for their success.

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