Archive for ‘Public Announcements’

Trust Launches Solar Energy Open Bidding Process

The Chicago Infrastructure trust is pleased to announce commencement of an Open Bidding Process for its Solar Energy initiative. Any party that wishes to offer its proposal for an energy efficient Solar Energy project is invited to do so at proposal@shapechicago.org by April 17, 2014 at 9 AM CST. If the Trust receives additional proposals from interested parties (other than the proponent of the initial

Trust Launches Open Bidding Process for Museums & Zoos Retrofit

The Chicago Infrastructure trust is pleased to announce commencement of an Open Bidding Process for the Museums & Zoo Retrofit initiative. Any party that wishes to offer its proposal for an energy efficient Museums and Zoos project is invited to do so at proposal@shapechicago.org by April 13, 2014 at 12 PM CT. If the Trust receives additional proposals from interested parties (other than the proponent

Trust Brokers $32.5M 4G Deal on CTA’s Behalf

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced a $32.5 million deal, brokered by the Chicago Infrastructure Trust, with America’s four major wireless providers – T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint – to finance a network modernization project for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) to upgrade the wireless network in the City’s subway system. T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have collectively agreed to fund the entire upgrade related to

Park District Enters ESA Agreement with Trust

The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners, on January 14, 2015, authorized an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Chicago Infrastructure Trust to provide energy efficiency services to up to 68 parks districtwide.  The Trust, as project owner, will undertake the development, acquisition, and construction of the project with the District’s obligation limited to the energy savings produced by the project through an Energy Savings Agreement (ESA) structure.

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.