Energy Impact Illinois Creates Marketplace for Energy Efficiency


Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) is a collaborative effort among its partners with the mission of helping residents, businesses and non-profits reduce energy use. The alliance provides simplified access to information, financial mechanisms and workforce resources that empower people to make their own energy impact.

The Vision of Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) is to create a marketplace for energy efficiency.

Energy Impact Illinois strives to connect the dots between financial institutions, home and building owners, contractors and energy efficiency.  The elements of the vision include . . .

  • Financial institutions provide access to capital at affordable rates so residents and businesses can make efficiency improvements
  • Home and building owners make improvements to their property to reduce energy costs, freeing up money for other living and operating expenses
  • Contractors respond to a greater demand for energy upgrades by hiring additional workers and purchasing new equipment and materials, creating new jobs and contributing to increased economic development
  • Market transformation leads to energy efficiency measures and practices becoming “business as usual”, which helps our environment and leads to greater energy security.

The Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) program is led by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), in partnership with the City of Chicago, City of Rockford, ComEd, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, Nicor Gas, North Shore Gas, Peoples Gas and The Northern Illinois Energy Project.

To learn more about the Energy Impact Illinois Program, visit  To speak with the partners in the Oak Park project, contact Jon Levey at; Bonnie Mark at; or Erica Cuneen at

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