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The Inspiring Efficiency Awards recognize Midwest leaders who deliver groundbreaking advancements in energy efficiency. In this three-part series, MEEA profiled the 2015 award winners about their innovative programs and what it takes to successfully apply for an Inspiring Efficiency Award.
Retrofit Chicago: City of Chicago
Launched by Mayor Emanuel in 2012, Retrofit Chicago is a cross-sector effort to promote, support, and celebrate citywide energy efficiency leadership. Through sector-specific partnerships, ambitious goals, and a data-driven approach, Retrofit Chicago participants are increasing energy efficiency, reducing operating costs, creating local 21st century jobs, and avoiding greenhouse gas emissions.
–Karen Weigert – Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago
–Jamie Ponce – Chicago City Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
–Amy Jewel – Senior City Advisor, City Energy Project