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 sign up today.
Note: Signing up for STEP does not commit your facility to participate or guarantee STEP’s ability to accommodate your facility.
STEP Participation Process
- Schedule and conduct a free facility walkthrough assessment
- Receive and install free energy-saving products shipped to your facility
- Complete the Installation Verification Form
- Discover additional incentives, rebates, programs and educational opportunities
Products Available through STEP
|Available in two options: new exit signs and retrofit kits|
Available in four options: dual threaded standard and junior sized aerators and Chicago-style standard and junior sized aerators
|Uses 1.5 gallons of water per minute and is tamper-proof|
Pre-Rinse Spray Valve
|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|
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.