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Energy and Sustainability Committee Seeking Information About Rider NS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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BOMA/Chicago Invited to Participate in Governor’s Working Energy Group

BOMA/Chicago Invited to Participate in Governor’s Working Energy Group September 8, 2020   After an initial postponement due to COVID, and a secondary delay in the wake of the ComEd Legislative scandal, Governor Pritzker has called for a resumption of the energy working groups.  BOMA/Chicago was appointed to the Industrial/Buildings Working Group which will begin meeting on October 13. Some of the issues…

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Governor Pritzker Issues “Clean Energy Principles”

Governor Pritzker Issues “Clean Energy Principles” August 24, 2020 On Friday, August 1, Governor Pritzker released a report on his Administration’s “Clean Energy Principles” to serve as a framework to develop a comprehensive energy bill that will enable Illinois to transition to 100% renewable, clean energy sources.  The primary eight principles are as follows: 1. Strengthen Utility…

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