Category: Tips & Tricks

Climate Change to-do list

A climate change to-do list

What do you do when you find out that: Climate change is likely to make flying in airplanes a little more scary Carbon dioxide ...
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An energy efficient home for spring

Clean up your energy use just in time for spring

Anyone else out there working on spring cleaning? Why not do a little energy clean up while you’re at it? Spring is the perfect ...
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Is a smart appliance right for me?

If you’ve been reading the Smart Power Illinois blog, then you’ll know we’re pretty excited about the potential for the ...
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Back in the Saddle for 2017

Hello, again! After a hiatus this past summer and fall, we’re pleased to announce that the Smart Power Illinois blog is back up ...
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3 tips to green your grill this Fourth of July

Happy almost-fourth! Chances are, if you aren’t hosting a barbecue, someone you know is. It may just be nostalgia for all the ...
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Programs to Help You Save

If you live in a building with a smart meter, then you may have heard of “Hourly Pricing” for ComEd customers or Ameren’s ...
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people walking on the beach

Sunny Days Ahead

Warm weather is coming, but just because it’s hot outside doesn’t mean your home needs to be a refrigerator! Summer can feel ...
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Chicago at night, with lights

Green Bulbs to Light the Way

Good news, Chicago! The city has announced a plan to green its outdoor lighting fixtures. Beginning next year, the city will ...
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Happy Earth Day!

It’s springtime, the Midwestern prairie is starting to warm up, and we’re starting to think about all the ways we’ll get ...
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Apartment Building

Energy Efficiency in Apartment Buildings

For those of us who live in apartment buildings, keeping energy costs low can be a shared responsibility. Neighbors, supers, and ...
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