Initiatives

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    Energy

    Chicago Smart Lighting Project

    The Chicago Smart Lighting Project is an outdoor lighting modernization initiative designed to improve the quality and reliability of Chicago’s outdoor lighting. In addition to a large scale conversion of the City’s existing High Pressure Read more…

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    Development

    Home Buyer Assistance Program

    To help make homeownership possible for broad range of working families, Mayor Rahm Emanuel established the Home Buyer Assistance Program to offer grants that support down payment and closing costs. The Chicago Infrastructure Trust will Read more…

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    Development

    Metal Reclamation

    The Metal Reclamaition Initiative aims to remove unwanted steel by-product from the sites of once productive steel mills, creating a new revenue stream and supporting the City's sustainability goals. Read more…

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    Energy

    Museums & Zoos Retrofit

    The Museums & Zoos Retrofit initiative will design and fund a comprehensive energy efficiency upgrade program for the City's zoos and Museums in the Parks, a coalition of 11 museums that attracts eight million visitors every Read more…

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    Telecommunications

    CTA 4G

    The CTA 4G initiative seeks to transform the subway system's wireless telecommunications infrastructure with the installation of a next-generation Distributed Antenna System to support modern mobile devices. Read more…

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    Energy

    Property Assessed Clean Energy

    The PACE initiative will enable government, not-for-profit, and commercial sector building owners to achieve energy and water efficiency as well as implement renewable energy upgrades to their buildings by leveraging the City’s existing property tax Read more…

  • Contracting
    Energy

    Aquatic Centers Retrofit

    The Aquatic Centers Retrofit initiative will perform comprehensive energy efficiency upgrades for up to 66 aquatic centers managed by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and 75 aquatic centers managed by the Chicago Park District (CPD). Read more…

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    Energy

    Municipal Buildings Retrofit

    The Municipal Buildings Retrofit initiative provides funding for energy efficiency projects including lighting, windows, and HVAC units.  These will reduce the City of Chicago's consumption of electricity and natural gas. Read more…