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169 Templar Ave., Pinckney, MI  48169     734.498.2493

Public Housing Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Seminar

  • April 11, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Illini Center, Chicago, Illinois

Public Housing Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Seminar
Strategies for Creating Viable Sustainable Communities

April 11, 2017
Illini Center
200 S. Wacker, Chicago, IL

Agenda & Registration Information

IL NAHRO invites you to join us for the 2017 Public Housing Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Seminar on April 11, 2017. Click the above link for agenda and registration information or visit for more information.

Seminar Agenda:

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Kate Brown, Director of Illinois PHA Energy Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:00 a.m. - Noon

Ca$hing In on 179D
Michael Gurgone, Chief Investment Officer, Treasurer, Chicago Housing Authority
Danita Childers, Senior Director, Revenue and Partnerships, Chicago Housing Authority

179D Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction was passed by Congress as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. In an effort to encourage broader energy efficiency, the deduction allows qualifying building owners and businesses to receive up to $ 1.80 per square foot for energy-efficient upgrades made to the HVAC, interior lighting system, and/ or building envelope.  This session will present Steps from A to Z: An Illustrative Case Study on How to Take Advantage of Green Building Upgrades.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Networking

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Beyond Energy Performance Contracts-Creating Sustainable Communities
Ron Clewer, Chief Executive Officer, Rockford Housing Authority
Ryan Stockton, Director of Development, Rockford Housing Authority

Projects that pilot renewable energy sources and market transformation create sustainable developments.  The Rockford Housing Authority is committed to reducing energy consumption as part of the Better Buildings Challenge. This presentation will discuss how the agency leveraged its energy strategies of energy performance contract, solar energy, and high efficiency natural gas furnaces into annual utility savings greater than $ 450,000 (more than 20%).  Now, armed with the GPNA hear our next steps on our journey towardsustainability.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

HUD Update
Brian Gillen, Region 5 Energy Officer, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

169 Templar Ave.
Pinckney, MI 48169
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