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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.    

Trust Applies for CNG “Tiger Team” Grant

The Chicago Infrastructure Trust has contacted the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) to apply for a “Tiger Team” grant for technical consultancy reimbursement related to its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Open Bidding Process, a service valued at up to $30K. The NREL approved the project on October 29, 2014 and is in the process of finalizing non-disclosure agreements with the Trust to exchange data and

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.  

Meeting Notice – June 12, 2014

CHICAGO INFRASTRUCTURE TRUST MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Chicago Infrastructure Trust will meet Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 12:15 P.M. at the Metropolitan Planning Council, 140 South Dearborn Street, Suite 1400.

Trust Applies for PACE Grant

The Chicago Infrastructure Trust has applied for a $500K Building Industry Training and Education (BITE) grant through Illinois’ Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). The grant would support a training and roll-out program for the Trust’s ongoing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) initiative, in conjunction with the creation of a City ordinance permitting the program. The DCEO is expected to award the grant in Spring 2015.

RFP for Auditing Services Posted

The Trust has posted an RFP for auditing services. Our goal is to select an independent auditor to plan and perform an audit in accordance with GAAP, GAAS and GAGAS from the Trust’s inception in April 2012 through the end of 2013. Details are available in the RFP, which is located in the Public Records > Documents section of this site.