Comprehensive energy solutions for buildings.

Welcome!

We are the Energy Detectives™ at Informed Energy Decisions. Our job and our passion is to assist building managers and homeowners, developers and contractors to improve the energy performance of buildings both old and new. Our goal is to make your building more comfortable, energy efficient, and environmentally sound.

This website will guide you to our mission and services as well as our past and current projects:

Our services include:

  •   Energy audits
  •   Cost analysis
  •   Recommendations on retrofits and best practices
  •   Energy Star™ certification
  •   Advice on energy-based tax incentives
  •   Consulting for green design, rehab and construction


STOP GUESSING, START SAVING!

Before committing to costly and potentially unnecessary improvements, stop guessing and contact us to request a thorough analysis and plan of action. We're ready for your case.


 


The Award Winning, 'Super Green' Avery- Donaldson House

Informed Energy Decisions is proud to have served as the green and energy advisor for the Avery-Donaldson house, one of the greenest homes in America and winner of the Glencoe Historic Preservation Commission 2008 Preservation Award for New Construction.


See how we future-proofed Homestead Inn' s energy performance. View the Powerpoint Presentation.


The Energy Detectives featured in the Chicago Reader article "Follow That Draft" (1.2 MG PDF). Read it and learn how we can help you improve your building's energy performance.

For other past articles, including Crain's "Chicago can be greener; here's how you can help", check out our media page. Sign up for updates at our blog.

 

case News


Informed Energy inducted into the environmental hall of fame

The Environmental Hall of Fame will induct Informed Energy Decisions along with 35 other honorees into the National, Illinois and Chicago Environmental Hall of Fame in Chicago, November 20-22 at its second awards ceremony. The Hotel Allegro, across from City Hall (171 W Randolph), has been rated the greenest hotel in Chicago.



Energy Star Benchmarking For Intercontinental Hotel Chicago



In 2008 Informed Energy Decisions conducted the Energy Star™ benchmarking study for the 70-story 750,000 square-foot Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Chicago. The Intercontinental is the first hotel in Chicago to achieve the Energy Star™ designation.




UNIVERSITY PLAZA GETS FIVE-YEAR ROADMAP TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY


University Plaza, located at 900 Crane Drive in DeKalb Illinois, is a full-service student dormitory with living suites, cafeteria, indoor pool, gym and other recreational areas, study halls, a main lobby and convenience store. Occupancy varies widely throughout the year. When school is in session, there are 500 to 600 students in residence. In the summer, the facility houses an equal number from various soccer camps and student field trips.



INFORMED ENERGY SURPASSES THOUSANDTH RESIDENTIAL ENERGY AUDIT IN THE CHICAGO AREA

In early fall of 2008, Informed Energy Decisions completed our 1000th energy condition survey of existing single-family homes in the Chicago area.



INFORMED ENERGY CHOSEN AS ENERGY AND GREEN CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANT FOR ALPS DEVELOPMENT

Alps Development is a diverse real estate group that develops residential and commercial sites in Will County.  Their mission is to develop innovative, environmentally sound and energy efficient communities within nature’s landscape. For more information see Alpsdevelopment.com



INFORMED ENERGY SERVES AS CONTRACTOR’S DESIGN CONSULTANT FOR CHURCH’S LEED-BASED PROJECT

Informed Energy Decisions is currently working as the LEED consultant to the contractor on renovation of the administration building at Sacred Heart Church in Chicago, Illinois. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the gold standard for green buildings.
 
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