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Premier Partner Spotlight: ComEd®-Sponsored Building Operator Certification® No matter where a large building is located or what it is used for, there’s one powerful tool that will make it run more efficiently: operator education. Building Operator Certification® (BOC) is a nationally recognized, award winning, eight-day training program for commercial facility personnel focused on the energy-efficient…

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BOMA/Chicago Invited to Contribute to City’s Zero Net Carbon Buildings Strategy May 25, 2021   BOMA/Chicago has been invited to serve on the Policy Development Working Group to develop Chicago’s Zero Net Carbon Buildings Strategy to improve health and equity outcomes. The working group is an outcome of stakeholder engagement activities hosted by the City…

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Energy and Sustainability Committee Seeking Information About Rider NS May 9, 2021   BOMA/Chicago’s Energy and Sustainability Committee is currently gathering information from members about ComEd’s rider for nonstandard service (Rider NS). Under Rider NS, ComEd can charge customers for services and facilities that are considered larger, more, or different than what is provided as…

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Free ComEd Energy Efficiency Webinar on May 12 May 5, 2021   In response to the many challenges buildings have experienced over the last year and to help you prepare for the return of your tenants to onsite working, the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program team is hosting a webinar on May 12 at 11am CST that will…

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Major Renovations, Energy Efficiency, and COVID-19 Over the past several months, engineers and contractors have collaborated on new technologies and strategies to mitigate the opportunities to spread COVID-19 in their facilities. Modifications to design standards are becoming more common in the market, including new types of air filters, new applications for UV lighting, and modifications…

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Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Profitability Audit of Exelon Nuclear Plants April 26, 2021   Last week, the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee held a hearing on a recently completed audit of the profitability of Exelon’s nuclear units.  The audit, done by Synapse Energy Economics, concluded that with a $355 million subsidy, there would…

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BOMA/Chicago Leaders Discuss CEJA with Representative Ann Williams April 12, 2021   BOMA/Chicago’s legislative team has been busy with over 79 energy and utility related bills filed in the 102nd Illinois General Assembly.  Over the next several weeks, numerous committee hearings will likely be held on specific bills as well as “subject matter hearings.”  The…

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BOMA/Chicago Meets with Governor’s Office to Discuss Energy Legislation January 26, 2021   BOMA/Chicago’s Advocacy Team met with the Governor’s Office on January 15 to discuss energy and environmental goals that the Governor wants to pursue during the upcoming Spring legislative session and how those goals aligned with BOMA/Chicago’s priorities and positions. In 2020, Governor…

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Gold Circle Award Profile: Courtney Hamm with MB Real Estate at One North LaSalle Courtney Hamm, Vice President and General Manager with MB Real Estate at One North LaSalle, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2020 Property Management Professional of the Year. What was your first job? My first job was working at the local mall a few…

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Gold Circle Award Profile: Larry Dunn, 2020 Building Engineer of the Year Larry Dunn, Chief Building Engineer with Able Services and MB Real Estate at 1 N. LaSalle Street, was named 2020 Building Engineer of the Year. How did you get your start in the commercial real estate industry? I went away to college and…

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