The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program (PSEE), in partnership with 360 Energy Group, provides funding and technical assistance to help local governments update and retrofit public facilities to improve energy efficiency and save money. Municipalities, park districts, libraries, schools, townships, and other local governments throughout the Com Ed, People’s Gas, North Shore Gas and Nicor service areas are invited to participate. Read about model public sector projects that save both energy and money.
This program is part of Illinois Energy Now, a suite of energy efficiency programs administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity. Each year, Illinois Energy Now makes more than $70 million available to make large scale equipment improvements to public sector electric and natural gas systems.
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 3.5 years. Free technical assistance to plan your project is available from 360 Energy Group. Read about the program here.
Municipalities and Other Local Governments are Invited to Apply Now
The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program (PSEE) is still accepting projects that preserve natural gas. Eligible projects will be considered for funding until funds are exhausted, so apply early.
Read the Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program overview.
You may also download a hard copy of the Project Proposal Form here.
Energy Efficiency in the Greenest Region Compact 2
Retrofitting public facilities for energy efficiency was found to be a top-ranking goal in the analysis of dozens of municipal sustainability plans that was done to create the Greenest Region Compact 2. This municipal sustainability pledge offers a comprehensive Framework to guide effective actions to improve the quality of life, protect the environment and support vibrant local economies. Complete Public Sector Energy Efficiency projects to show your community’s progress on the Greenest Region Compact 2.