An Illinois Green Program for Community Buildings

Chicago building energy use accounts for 71% of citywide greenhouse gas emissions and energy use accounts for up to 30% of all building operating costs. To help solve this challenge, we need to take action to help buildings in every Chicago neighborhood lower their carbon emissions and save money.


Through Efficient Chicago, Illinois Green Alliance partners with local organizations to advance efficient building operations and sustainability initiatives that save energy, save money, and strengthen communities. By working with Illinois Green and our volunteers, organizations and building occupants can become champions for sustainability in their local neighborhoods.

We have a few different ways to get involved. Follow the buttons below for more information about each.