In-Unit Efficiency Savings

Bring in Energy Efficiency

It's a bright idea for multifamily property owners and managers to explore energy efficiency savings available from Ameren Illinois. If you own or manage a multifamily property with three or more units powered by Ameren Illinois, you can benefit from these FREE energy-saving incentives:

Suggested Improvements

Benefits of Upgrading

Switch from incandescent light bulbs to LEDs Use up to 80% less electricity
Upgrade to high-performance showerheads Save 8,000 gallons of water per unit each year 
Install aerators on kitchen and bath faucets Reduce water waste by an average of 1,800 gallons per faucet each year
Install smart thermostats Save up to $180 per year in energy costs.
Upgrade to Advanced Power Strips Reduce the amount of standby power consumed by electronics

You may qualify for direct installation assistance from Ameren Illinois—making it even easier to achieve energy savings.

To be eligible for Ameren Illinois incentives for in-unit energy-saving upgrades, you must own or manage a multifamily property with three or more rental units serviced by Ameren Illinois.

Act now! This program is available on a limited, first-come, first-serve basis.

Other Resources

Make energy management a breeze: Portfolio Manager is a powerful online tool for measuring and tracking the energy and water your apartment building uses, and for taking advantage of all the opportunities to make your building or complex energy efficient.

Numbers don't lie: It’s said that approximately 17% of residential indoor water goes to showering — so installing high-efficiency showerheads can save a substantial amount of water each year. Take a closer look at how you can share in this shower of savings with the 2011 WaterSense Report.

Your Building Upgrade Guide: Check out this amazing online building upgrade manual outlining everything you can do to slash your building's energy costs.

Uncommon solutions for common areas: Energy costs are generally the largest controllable expense in multifamily housing. Here are eight tips for minimizing multifamily property energy costs.

Big name in small energy bills. You see the ENERGY STAR® name all over the place these days. Maybe it’s time to learn a little something about this remarkable moniker. Learn more about the ENERGY STAR program.

One of the Nation's Largest Real Estate Investors Partners with ENERGY STAR to Save Multifamily Properties up to $50,000 Annually


Learn how TIAA-CREF partnered with ENERGY STAR to promote and support multifamily housing energy efficiency measures — replacing incandescent lighting with high-efficiency lighting, installing seven-day programmable thermostats in common areas, and training staff to operate model and vacant units more efficiently. The program saved a Chicago-area high-rise, part of TIAA-CREF's Global Real Estate portfolio, more than $50,000 annually. The same community's energy savings prevented greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 130 cars!



The best of the best: If the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program could point you to just one resource for optimizing your building’s energy efficiency, ENERGY STAR's Multifamily housing resource page would be it.