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June 2020 Newsletter

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Happy June!  Summer is heating up and as we slowly transition back to the office, remember to keep energy efficiency as a priority. If your business or organization is looking for ways to cut energy costs, contact us at or 312-265-3971.

How to Finance Your Energy Projects


Remove the financial barriers associated with sustainability projects through Chicago C-PACE. Commercial property assessed clean energy allows building owners to lower the cost of capital and increase sustainability. C-PACE provides 100% long-term, fixed-rate financing for energy efficiency, resiliency, water conservation, and sustainable upgrades to existing buildings and new developments. 

By increasing net operating income (NOI) and property value, improving aging infrastructure, advancing business developments, and aligning landlord and tenant interests, C-PACE benefits property owners, tenants, contractors, communities, and mortgage lenders. Commercial, industrial, multi-family buildings (five or more dwellings), and non-residential agriculture facilities located in Chicago are eligible for Chicago C-PACE. Examples of projects that may be financed through C-PACE include:

  • Building Envelope

  • Combined Heat and Power Systems

  • High Efficiency Lighting

  • Solar

  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

  • HVAC upgrades

To learn more about Chicago C-PACE and to find more eligible projects, check out our fact sheet below. If you are interested in discussing a project or requesting an application, please contact Bryan Tillman at or 773-236-8901. 

Final - C-PACE Fact Sheet
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What is a Solar Feasibility Study?


Thinking about going solar? Get started with a solar feasibility study to determine if your property is suitable for a solar energy system. Whether you are interested in rooftop solar or if you have land to be used for a free-standing solar array, our team at the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center can help. 

SEDAC is a public-private partnership between 360 Energy Group and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our team can provide analysis and guidance on the suitability of land for solar development, rooftop solar considerations, and economic considerations. Especially for organizations with large portfolios of land and buildings, we use mapping and solar screening techniques to identify sites that meet solar feasibility criteria. Before getting started, consider all options for solar procurement including power purchase agreements, direct installation, and leasing of land or facilities. 

The SEDAC team can also provide guidance and connect you to certified solar installers. To learn more and to access the application, visit the SEDAC web page here. For questions, please call 800-214-7954 or email

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How Building Design and Efficiency Can Support Public Health

Buildings and communities have a unique role to play in supporting the health and safety of their occupants. Utilizing energy efficiency and sustainable design may help us prepare and respond to current and future health challenges. Read here.

How to Prepare for a Virtual Site Visit

To account for the health and safety of our customers and staff, we will continue to offer site visits virtually. To ensure a successful meeting, check out our helpful tips. Read the blog post here.

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