Cook County/Special Leisure Service Foundation EECBG Project Profile

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Cook County’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant
(EECBG) Program, administered through the Department of
Environmental Control in partnership with the Bureau of Economic
Development, has provided funding to over 70 Sub-Recipients to
complete a variety of projects aimed at reducing energy use,
operating cost and greenhouse gas emissions. The EECBG funds

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Cook County/Special Leisure Service Foundation EECBG Project Profile

  1. 1. Cook County EECBG Project Profile COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL Special Leisure Service FoundationEECBG Program OverviewCook County’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) ProfileProgram, administered through the Department of EnvironmentalControl in partnership with the Bureau of Economic Development, hasprovided funding to over 70 Sub-Recipients to complete a variety ofprojects aimed at reducing energy use, operating cost and greenhousegas emissions. The EECBG funds provide County-wide economic, envi-ronmental and social benefits.Project Details Special Leisure Service Founda- Formed in 1982, the Special Leisure Services tion utilized the EECBG grant to Foundation (SLSF) works with local corpora- replace the existing Trane roof tions, civic groups, and individuals to help top units that service the areas residents with disabilitites. Through various on the second and third floors. fundraising events, SLSF is a resource provider to both the Northwest Special Recreation As- The Benefit of this project is it sociation and Area 18 Special Olympics. reduced the utility cost and low- ered the amount of energy the Funds are raised through private grants, special units use annually. events, and corporate funding. Provate grants are solicited on an ongoing basis from founda- tions and civic organizations that support pro- grams for people with disabilities. Fundraising special events are a year round commitment of the foundation. These events benefit and ful- fill a large portion of the $750,000 fundraising goal. Funded by Cook County Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy Contact (312)-603-8200
  2. 2. Cook County EECBG Project Profile COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL Special Leisure Service Foundation Energy Efficiency Upgradesthis is a caption for the picture this is a caption for the picturethis is a caption for the picture this is a caption for the picture and it might go out to here or so Benefits Metrics Type of Annual Electricity Annual Gas Saved Annual Greenhouse 5 Year Cost Savings ($) Improvement Saved (kWh) (therms) Emissions Reduced Type of Retrofit 100,000 15,000 500 metric tonnes $50,000 Funded by Cook County Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy Contact (312)-603-8200

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