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Urbana receives an energy award

Posted by Morgan White on April 28, 2014

Urbana Awarded for Business Energy Efficiency

Contact: Scott R. Tess
706 S. Glover Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802
Tel. (217) 384-2381
Email:         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 28, 2014

Ameren Illinois has honored the City of Urbana and its businesses with Ameren’s 2013 Most Progressive City award.
The annual award is given to cities demonstrating extraordinary accomplishments in energy efficiency.  Forty-five Urbana Businesses participated in Ameren Illinois’ energy efficiency rebate program, ActOnEnergy, in the 2013-2014 program period.  These businesses completed 94 energy saving projects totaling 2,253,926 kWh of electricity and 148 therms of natural gas. 
By participating in ActOnEnergy, Urbana businesses received $99,872 in incentives and will save $157,920 in annual energy costs.
The City of Urbana’s Climate Action Plan has been guiding a number of energy saving activities including Tax Increment Financing incentives for energy efficiency upgrades to buildings as well as training and technical assistance through the Urbana-Champaign ENERGY STAR Challenge.
As part of the award, Urbana received four street signs to place at entrances to the city identifying Urbana as Ameren Illinois’ 2013 Most Progressive City.
For more information, please visit or contact Scott Tess at 217-384-2381 or