A new program called Illinois Solar For All (ILSFA), developed by the Illinois Power Agency and administered by Elevate Energy, launched this past May. ILSFA was created under the Future Energy Jobs Act to make the benefits and services of the clean energy economy more accessible to all. In order for ILSFA to be successful, trusted organizations are needed to educate Illinois residents on the basics of solar and the benefits available through the ILSFA program.
We are excited to announce that the Chicago Bungalow Association has been chosen as one of the organizations who will implement grassroots education campaigns to drive participation in Illinois Solar for All and ensure that the benefits of the program reach low-income and environmental justice communities in Chicago.
We will hold educational events starting next month. Look out for those in future emails and on our Seminars & Events calendar. In the meantime, visit the Illinois Solar for All website to learn more about the program and see what you may be eligible for:
Your Back Porch: The Bridge Between Inside and Outside
Take a look at different bungalow porch types with Parker Brock, architect and founder of Orlynbock Design. We will learn about back porch structural concerns, foundation issues, insulation, and how to architecturally and aesthetically bring back the critical role of our bungalow porches: connecting the home with the backyard and outside.
Confused by your bills? Want to learn ways to save on utility costs? Bring current copies of your utility bills and get a free one-on-one consultation with one of Citizen Utility Board's experts to help you understand your bill and find ways to save. Consultations will be first come, first served with a waiting area.
The Chicago Bungalow Association equips homeowners with energy efficiency grants and educational resources to maintain, preserve, and adapt their Chicago bungalows and vintage homes, thereby strengthening the neighborhoods they anchor.