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The Cook County Department of Environmental Control will present a free Lunch & Learn Series.


Bring your electric bill, enjoy light refreshments and learn about:

New programs to save money and energy with your Smart Meter Home weatherization and energy efficiency programs Rebates and freebies on in-home devices and appliances How to spot issues or mischarges […]

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Cook County is doing its part to help stem climate change.

The county is exceeding its target for reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from its buildings, the County’s 2015 Sustainability Report shows.

The County’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions have decreased by 11 percent since they were measured in 2010, an achievement that surpasses its target of […]

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Cook County’s award-winning Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance was discussed by a group of architects, interior designers and reuse specialists on November 11.  Hosted by DIRTT Environmental Solutions, the panel featured Cook County’s Sustainability Officer Deborah Stone; DIRTT’s Calgary-based sustainability leader Andrée Iffrig;  Andrew Balster, an architect and executive director of nonprofit ARCHEWORKS, a Chicago-based, multidisciplinary, […]

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The U.S. Department of Energy, through its Solar Market Pathways initiative, has awarded Cook County a grant to analyze the potential of community solar. A key goal is to develop five to seven demonstration sites for community solar.

Cook County is seeking rooftop and vacant land properties to potentially serve as host sites […]

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 Join Cook County and hundreds of millions of people around the world by turning off your lights to commemorate Earth Hour on March 28th from 8:30 to 9:30. Want to do more to reduce your carbon footprint? Click here for 27 Ways To Celebrate Earth Hour. Visit the Word Wildlife Fund for more […]

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Cook County tracks and measures several air pollutants through an air monitoring network situated throughout the County.  One measured pollutant, ozone, can have serious health implications including shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, eye and nose irritation. It can be especially dangerous to the elderly, children, people with chronic respiratory ailments (especially asthma), and even […]

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is marking the annual celebration of Earth Hour by highlighting sustainable, energy-efficient projects and initiatives that are high on her administration’s agenda. 

Chicago’s annual Earth Hour “lights out” ceremony is scheduled for tomorrow evening…more

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At their Midwest Energy Solutions Conference held in Chicago on January 15th, the MEEA gave  their  2014 Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award to Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle.  The award highlights President Preckwinkle’s initiatives to establish Cook County as a  world-class model of sustainability. (more)

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On October 30, Cook County co-hosted an event to share resources, technical assistance and funding opportunities surrounding Brownfields redevelopment.  Learn more about the conference at the Department of Economic Development’s site here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Green Buildings are important to the County’s sustainability efforts.  They improve the county’s operational efficiency.  And they provide real life examples of energy efficiency and new green technologies to other governments and businesses.

In 2002, Cook County became the first government in Illinois to pass a green building ordinance, requiring all new County buildings to […]

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