Neighborhood Power Project

Existing buildings can't be left behind in the clean energy revolution.

Supporting community buildings on their path to energy efficiency.

The Neighborhood Power Project provides both pro-bono consulting services and financial support to address sustainable building operations, identify retrofit opportunities, and save money.

By leveraging green building expertise and our partnership with Elevate and EDF to bring high performance upgrades to often overlooked buildings, the project helps reduce the energy burden on nonprofits, empowers organizations to serve as a resource for their constituents, and demonstrates the value in delivering climate action to every community.

Are you a community organization or nonprofit interested in making sustainable upgrades to your facility?

Get in touch with us!

Neighborhood Power Project Interest Form

Neighborhood Power Project Participants

15 community-centered organizations, spanning 11 Chicago neighborhoods, are currently enrolled in the program. Following the program, they receive ongoing support from an Illinois Green volunteer for Green Teams, education, and future sustainability projects.

Association House of Chicago | Humboldt Park
Betty Shabazz Academy | Grand Crossing
CYC-Sidney Epstein Youth Center | North Lawndale
DishRoulette Kitchen | Pilsen
Family Matters | Rogers Park
Grace United Methodist Church | Logan Square
Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC) | West Town
Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA GreenRise) | Uptown
Marillac St. Vincent Family Services | Garfield Park
Sarah's Circle | Uptown
SS. Genevieve and Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish | Belmont Cragin
St. Ferdinand Parish | Belmont Cragin
Sustainable Options for Urban Living (S.O.U.L.) | Dolton, IL
Trilogy | Rogers Park
UE Union | West Loop

Family Matters

This community center in Rogers Park has upgraded their water heater, insulated boiler pipes, and replaced old lightbulbs for
efficient LEDs.

chef prepares cookies

DishRoulette Kitchen

This small business incubator supports restaurants from the ground up.
Joining the program in 2021, they plan to focus on waste management solutions for their commercial kitchens.

students at betty shabazz academy

Betty Shabazz Academy

Currently in the planning phase to determine sustainability upgrades, this network of two African-centered charter schools serves
K-12 students.

Share your expertise to bring sustainable operations to buildings in your community

Learn more about the Sustainable Facilities Mentor program,
designed for building professionals.

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