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BuiltWorlds is a multi-platform media network committed to fostering a better built future.  Their SmartWorlds video series explores the development of smart cities — from sustainability in infrastructure and building design to the implementation of innovative products and technologies.  In the latest episode on SmartWorlds, they look into the large waste and […]

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Thanksgiving is around the corner and the Cook County Department of Environmental Control has compiled a few tips to help save you money and energy while you prepare your turkey dinner. Approximately 15 percent of energy used in the average American home is used in the kitchen—most of that energy is used during cooking […]

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Cook County is a leader in building material reuse. Its landmark Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance mandated recycling and reuse of demolition debris to reduce landfilled material, promote safety and environmental quality and build the nascent building material reuse economy. Cook County asked the Delta Institute to do a market analysis of opportunities to further these […]

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It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and this year’s theme focuses on the ways parents can reduce exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects on children.

To find out how you can protect your family, visit EPA’s lead website or Cook County Public Health’s lead prevention programs website.

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Want to save money on your electric bill? Join Cook County’s Department of Environmental Control, Riverside Township, Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and Elevate Energy to learn about ways to save money and energy with your smart meter, home weatherization and energy efficiency programs. Experts will also discuss rebated and free in-home devices and appliances.  Please […]

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Want to save money on your electric bill? Join Cook County’s Department of Environmental Control, Park Forest Public Library and Citizens Utility Board (CUB) to learn about ways to save money and energy with your smart meter, home weatherization and energy efficiency programs. Experts will also discuss rebated and free in-home devices and appliances. […]

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Want to save money on your electric bill? Join Cook County’s Department of Environmental Control, Schaumburg Township and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) to learn about ways to save money and energy with your smart meter, home weatherization and energy efficiency programs. Experts will also discuss rebated and free in-home devices and appliances.  Please come […]

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Want to save money on your electric bill? Join Cook County’s Department of Environmental Control, Niles Township and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) to learn how to save money and energy with your smart meter, home weatherization and energy efficiency programs. Experts will also discuss rebated and free in-home devices and appliances.  Please come […]

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Matt Baker of Sustainable Chicago posted this blog (hyperlink  http://www.sustainable-chicago.com/2016/10/05/whats-the-potential-for-solar-power-in-your-backyard/ )in Sustainable Chicago on October 5, 2016.   This article highlights the work of Cook County and its partners in making the economic and environmental benefits of solar energy available to all County residents.

In 2015, Illinois added 11 MW of solar energy production, […]

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Residents across northern Illinois are eligible for significant rebates on smart thermostats that can cut in half the cost of the device. Smart thermostats are devices that connect to Wi-Fi and allow remote control of heating and air conditioning settings in homes through smart phones, tablets and computers.  They can help increase comfort, convenience and […]

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