Greening Your Home or Business

Looking for ways to green your home or business? Use this list of tips, tricks and resources to help make sustainability an everyday practice:

Get a Free Energy Assessment

ComEd, in partnership with local natural gas providers, offers free home energy assessments for residents living in single-family homes, two-flats, condos and townhomes. These assessments focus on advising residents on small things they can do to help conserve energy and lower their bills. For more information, visit ComEd's Single Family Home Assessment page.

ComEd offers a similar free program for businesses and the assessment can also be tailored to the business' specific industry. For more information, visit ComEd's Business Assessment page.

Take Advantage of Rebates & Discounts

In addition to the tax credits you can receive for certain energy-efficient purchases, ComEd and other utilities may offer additional rebates. View each of their respective pages at these links:

Expand Your Recycling Horizons

Many people have at least one recycling container in their home or business - usually in the kitchen or break area. But, there are plenty of things that can recycled from around the house. Learning about what you can and can't recycle and adding smaller recycling bins throughout your home or business in combination can help drive your recycling rates up and conserve resources.

For any questions, please contact Village Hall at 847-664-4010.