County ConservesCook County has begun a $44.2 million building improvement project through a guaranteed energy savings agreement with NORESCO. The guaranteed energy savings agreement allows Cook County to make large-scale energy efficiency upgrades without having to invest a significant amount of capital. Upgrades are paid for through the savings they generate, and NORESCO guarantees the savings. These energy efficiency projects will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve occupant comfort and upgrade lighting infrastructure, aging mechanical systems and temperature controls. Construction will last for 2 years in this 20-year contract.

County Employees and the public can learn more about upgrades to the buildings they work in and visit during Earth Week.  Earth Day Announcement