Comprehensive energy solutions for buildings.
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.
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.
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
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™
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.
CHOSEN AS ENERGY AND GREEN CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANT FOR ALPS
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.