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Trust Receives CHP Proposals

The Chicago Infrastructure Trust has announced the receipt of two, separate unsolicited proposals to implement Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems throughout the City. As per the Trust’s Contracting Manual, an Open Bidding Process has been initiated, and any alternative proposals are due by October 24, 2014 at 9AM CT.  

Trust Relocates Headquarters, Announces New Hires

On August 11, 2014, the Chicago Infrastructure Trust relocated its headquarters from the Merchandise Mart to the historic Jewelers’ Building at 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1450, a map of which is available here. Additionally, the Trust is pleased to welcome Mike Miretti, Managing Director, and Rhea Coleman, Office Manager, as its newest full time employees.    

Municipal Buildings Retrofit Construction Begins

Construction for the Municipal Buildings Retrofit project is underway and will be led by Ameresco Inc., Noresco, LLC and Schneider Electric Buildings Americas, Inc. Some of the 60 locations to be serviced include: City Hall Harold Washington Library Public Safety Headquarters Chicago Cultural Center Roseland Health Center 11th District Police Station Pershing Road Warehouse The Trust forecasts an 18% annual reduction in building energy usage as

PACE Open Bidding Process Closes

The Open Bidding Process regarding the establishment of a commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) special assessment program has closed. This follows the Trust’s receipt of an unsolicited proposal regarding a PACE program in January 2014. Open bidding commenced on June 2, 2014.  

PACE Open Bidding Process Commences

Following an unsolicited proposal to establish a commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) special assessment program, the Trust is soliciting alternative proposals through an Open Bidding Process.  All proposals are due June 26, 2014 by 5 PM CDT. 

Independent Financial Advisor Assessment of Retrofit One

In preparation for upcoming City Council and Finance Committee meetings, in accordance with City of Chicago Executive Order No. 2012-1, Phoenix Capital Partners, LLP, has submitted an independent financial advisor assessment for Retrofit One.  It is the first independent financial advisor assessment produced for the Trust, on the Trust’s first initiative.  It is posted on the Retrofit One and Documents pages of this site.  Phoenix

Hacked

Unfortunately, our initial post is to apologize for the Trust’s site being down the past week.  We were hacked and the site was not recoverable.  Fortunately, we were working on a new site and have accelerated its development so we can continue to communicate.   We will have the full site available soon.  Please note our new URL is http://www.ShapeChicago.org. We look forward, in the coming months,