Turn Green Into Green: Illinois Energy Now Public Sector Workshop PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Theresa Wittenauer   
Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:04
ROCK FALLS, IL – Carol Kulek, Consultant for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities (DCEO), will speak at the upcoming Turn Green Into Green: Illinois Energy Now Public Sector Workshop. The meeting will be held on December 12th at 10:00 AM at the Ogle County Farm Bureau located at 421 West Pines Road in Oregon, IL.

Carol and other representatives will present information regarding financial incentives that are being offered through Illinois Energy Now. These incentives cover a portion of facility upgrades to electric and natural gas systems including HVAC equipment, motors and drives, water heaters, boilers, lighting equipment, gas furnaces and refrigeration equipment. The workshop is designed to help local government officials and other public facility managers identify specific ways they can help cut energy costs and access millions of dollars in funding available through the DCEO Illinois Energy office.

DCEO staff will be on site to schedule free energy audits for public facilities and provide application assistance. The presentation will cover a new "Sweet Deal Bonus" which could increase the qualifying incentive of a project for a limited time.

The workshop is intended for any representatives of public sector facilities located in Carroll, Lee, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, and Whiteside counties. This workshop is free of charge and open to the public. However, participants are asked to pre-register. For additional information about the Turn Green Into Green: Illinois Energy Public Sector Workshop or to register, please contact Blackhawk Hills at (815) 625-3854 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About Blackhawk Hills

Blackhawk Hills is a not-for-profit corporation based in Rock Falls, IL, that serves Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, and Whiteside counties in northwest Illinois. Services include community planning, development assistance, natural resources  conservation and protection support, and grant writing and administration. Blackhawk Hills is sponsored by local county boards and Soil and Water Conservation Districts and is overseen by an 18-member council, consisting of three representatives from each of the six counties.

Questions about Blackhawk Hills may be directed to Theresa Wittenauer at (815) 625-3854 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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