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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative: Best Practices Report

Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative: Best Practices Report

The Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative (Initiative) was developed in 2011 and launched in 2012 by a consortium of public, private, utility and non-profit partners as a voluntary program to promote, accelerate and celebrate energy efficiency action and impact in large buildings throughout the City of Chicago. The Initiative was designed to overcome identified market barriers to the sector's investment in energy efficiency, and to support and recognize commercial buildings that commit to reducing energy use by at least 20% within five years. Through the Initiative, participants receive incentives, resources, technical support, and peer learning opportunities to help them achieve energy goals, reduce operating expenses, and receive public recognition for energy efficiency leadership. NRDC commissioned this follow up report to document best practices and key lessons learned from the first two years of the Initiative, June 2012 to Juneb2014. The report documents approaches taken to accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency improvements in the commercial sector.


Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

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July 2014

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