CHICAGO (May 31, 2012) – Cook County residents can rid their homes of unneeded electronic devices called “e-waste” – including computers, video game consoles, VCRs, and cell phones – in an environmentally friendly way by simply dropping them off at collection sites in South Holland, Lemont, and Barrington. The sites will serve as test locations for possible permanent e-waste recycling centers. Read More...
Check out this article about Delta's energy efficiency program for commercial and industrial facilities in Cook County. Mindful Metropolis published it in their April 2011 issue. Click here to read the article.
A lot of folks talk about "all those energy efficiency incentives out there." But not all businesses are ready to take advantage of them - most incentives still require an up-front investment on the part of the recipient. With tighter cash flows and limited credit, it can seem tough to justify the short-term risk even when a healthy return on investment is guaranteed later. There is a solution. Delta Institute and GreenChoice Bank are offering affordable loans for businesses to implement energy efficiency retrofits recommended by qualified energy audits. (And if you don't have an audit, Delta can provide one at no cost.) All the details are online.
The Delta Institute is providing free energy audits and energy efficiency assistance to at least 150 commercial buildings and industrial facilities in Cook County. Revolving loan funds are also available to qualified businesses to finance the implementation of energy efficiency measures. The program is funded by a $2.5 million federal Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant (EECBG) to Cook County. To be eligible, the building or facility must be located in one of the 110 Cook County municipalities that did not already receive EECBG funds. A full list, as well as the two-page application, is available online at www.delta-institute.org/cookefficiency.