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:
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 programmable digital thermostats||Reduce tenant energy cost by as much as 10%|
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.
Steps to Save
It's easy to get started!
Contact your Multifamily energy advisor to enroll and schedule an audit of your property and consultation about the program.
Submit your request to the Multifamily program.
Upon approval, program staff will schedule a time to complete the upgrades.
Start saving with your energy efficiency improvements!
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