Awarded: Jan 01, 2010
$275,000 over 1 year
To refine and launch an online tool (“My Home EQ”) for homeowners interested in how to retrofit their homes for greater energy efficiency. The tool will calculate and display a home’s actual energy use, allow for comparison with similar homes based on location and type of house, provide customized recommendations for energy efficiency improvements, and offer information about local contractors and financing opportunities. The project will focus on the Chicago area for the initial roll-out and will develop a business plan for how to expand to other metropolitan areas.