‘Turn Green Into Green’ workshop in Oregon, Ill., Dec. 12

Staff Report

ROCK FALLS, Ill. — Carol Kulek, consultant for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), will speak at the upcoming “Turn Green Into Green: Illinois Energy Now Public Sector Workshop” at 10 a.m., Dec. 12.

The meeting will be at the Ogle County Farm Bureau, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon, Ill.

Kulek 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 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, contact Blackhawk Hills at (815) 625-3854 or e-mail info@blackhawkhills.com.

From the Dec. 5-11, 2012, issue

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