Summer 2019 | Quarterly eNewsletter
Illinois Solar For All: Grassroots Education
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:
RSVP for September Seminars
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.
Thursday, September 12 | 6-7:30pm
West Belmont Public Library
3104 N Narragansett Ave, 60634
Traducción al español disponible
Monday, September 23 | 6-7:30pm
Avalon Public Library
8148 S Stony Island Ave, 60617

Utility Bill Clinic
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.
Tuesday, September 24 | 6-7:30pm
Brainerd Public Library
1350 W 89th St, 60620
Se habla español
Monday, September 30 | 6-7:30pm
Mayfair Public Library
4400 W Lawrence Ave, 60630
Se habla español
In Case You Missed It: Bungalow Garden Contest Winners
Winners of the 3rd Annual Bungalow Garden Contest were announced earlier this month!
  • First-time gardeners and homeowners, Andrew & Lindsay McKone, won the Front Garden category for replacing facade-covering trees with a low-maintenance garden.
  • Michelle Weiner won the Rear/Side Garden category for replacing her crumbling garage with an homage to Wrigley Field complete with an ivy-covered outfield wall.
  • Venus Rodriguez was surprised to win the Window/Planter Boxes category because she didn't even know her husband Juan entered her in the contest!
Take a look at photos and walk-through videos of the winning gardens:
New from the Bungalow Post
Streetscape and the Importance of Preserving the Bungalow Aesthetic
An architect's perspective on maintaining the common design language of a block.
Caution! Adding Mulch: Too Much of a Good Thing?
The one thing gardeners of all experience levels overlook could cost you!
Investigating Your Back Porch: Structure & Upgrades
Whether or not you're remodeling, it's worth knowing how your porch is holding up.
New from the Press Room
The Big Bungalow Picture
Browse press about CBA and other related news we care about in our quarterly news-roundup!
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.
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