Public Facilities

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, an average building wastes about a third of the energy it purchases. The Savings Through Efficient Products (STEP) self-install program allows public facilities to start saving money and energy right away without any upfront investment, while simultaneously learning about next steps in becoming more energy efficient.

Qualified Illinois public facilities receive both a free facility audit and free energy efficient products to start saving energy.

Sign Up to Save Energy in Your Facility

Do you represent an Illinois public facility? STEP serves a limited number of public facilities each year, so please join our wait list today

Note: Signing up for the STEP wait list does not commit your facility to participate or infer STEP’s ability to accommodate your facility.

STEP Participation Process

  1. Schedule and conduct a free facility walkthrough assessment
  2. Receive and install free energy-saving products shipped to your facility
  3. Complete the Installation Verification Form
  4. Discover additional incentives, rebates, programs and educational opportunities

Products Available through STEP

Product Description
Exit Signs Available in two options: new exit signs and retrofit kits
Aerator Available in three options: dual threaded standard sized aerators, Chicago-style aerators and junior aerators
Shower Head Uses 1.5 gallons of water per minute and is tamper-proof
Green Nozzle Efficient pre-rinse sprayer uses less than 1.1 gallons of water per minute
Par 38 LED  Engineered for outdoor or indoor use, 13W
LED A-Lamp Replaces classic incandescent bulb
Occupancy Wall Switch Turns lights off when a room is unoccupied
VendingMiser Designed for non-perishable, refrigerated vending machines, such as soda machines
SnackMiser Designed to control unrefrigerated vending machines
CoolerMiser Designed for glass-front coolers that contain non-perishable goods
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This program is funded by Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas in compliance with Illinois Law.

 

Bring STEP to Your State

Part of the STEP program’s strength lies in its scalability and potential to educate and engage a wide range of hard-to-reach public facilities around new incentives throughout an ever-expanding region. Email us today to learn about bringing STEP to your state.