New Trier High School recently completed an energy efficiency upgrade project utilizing a $25,000 incentive rebate from the Village of Winnetka and the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency's (IMEA) Electric Efficiency Program. The Electric Efficiency Program is managed and funded by the Village's wholesale electric provider, IMEA.
The project included replacing fluorescent light fixtures in hallways and classrooms with new, energy-efficient LED fixtures. The improvements are estimated to reduce annual energy consumption and save New Trier $15,080 a year.
IMEA's Electric Efficiency Program was created to provide an incentive for projects that result in energy savings, reducing the Village's electrical demand. Eligible projects must be located in and receive electric service from the Village of Winnetka and must produce electricity savings through efficiency improvements in commercial buildings, equipment, or processes. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, subject to funding availability.