The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program Community Challenge
The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program Community Challenge was a new initiative to help foster energy efficiency awareness and action within two local communities. As part of the challenge, the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program awarded up to $25,000 toward a municipal energy efficiency project in each participating community. This first Community Challenge took place in Evanston and Oak Park with plans to expand to other communities in the future.
For every homeowner or business that participated in select Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Programs, $50 was awarded to each community’s final prize, up to a total of $25,000 per community. The Community Challenge ended on April 30, 2013. Evanston and Oak Park will distribute the apportioned prize money from the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program toward local energy conservation projects.
Improving the energy efficiency of homes and businesses means less energy is required to maintain a comfortable environment – and reducing energy consumption can help homeowners and businesses save money. In this way, energy efficiency can also benefit the community by putting more money in people’s pockets to spend at area businesses, contributing to the local economy and job growth.
Although the challenge ended on April 30, 2013, and your participation will not directly benefit your community's energy efficiency project, you can still take advantage of the following energy efficiency programs.