Journatic News Service
10:05 a.m. CDT, July 5, 2012
Georgene Jaback and Bob Woods, of Joliet, are the first homeowners in Will County to earn an Energy Star Silver Certificate for energy efficiency improvements to their homes.
Jaback and Woods were inspired to make the changes to their Frederick Street home after Jaback's mother, Janet Jaback, of Elmwood Park, recently upgrade her home to make it more energy efficient. Janet Jaback was the first resident both in Cook County and the state to receive an Energy Star Silver Certificate. Georgene Jaback and Woods are the sixth homeowners in the state to receive the accreditation.
To qualify for the Energy Star Silver Certificate, improvements must reduce energy use by 15 percent and must follow Illinois Home Performance guidelines. The program is handled by Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. Homeowners can start the process by completing an online energy profile at illinoishomeperformance.org.
Read the whole story at the Chicago Tribune