Grants to CNT Energy
2013 (Inactive Grant)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — CNT Energy helps consumers and communities obtain the information and services they need to control energy costs and become more environmentally sustainable in how they live and work. While generally positive, the mounting attention to environmentally-sound business practices remains unfocused across many industries - including the meeting, convention, and hospitality sectors - due in large part to a lack of a common metric and lexicon. Professional event planners, let alone the many thousands of other employees responsible for planning meetings for their organizations, are without efficient access to trustworthy information on environmentally responsive venues and suppliers. The grant to CNT Energy will result in a prototype app to provide reliable information to professional and occasional meeting planners in Chicago around sustainability.
2012 (Inactive Grant)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — CNT Energy helps consumers and communities obtain the information and services they need to control energy costs and become more energy-efficient. While almost half of Chicago households live in multifamily housing, Illinois utilities and government agencies direct only a small portion of their residential energy efficiency resources to this segment of the housing stock. In its efforts to address this mismatch, CNT has developed a nationally-recognized model for effectively delivering energy efficiency services and products to the affordable multifamily market. CNT will use this grant to expand its innovative approach locally and in several other cities.
2012 (Inactive Grant)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — CNT Energy helps consumers and communities obtain the information and services they need to control energy costs and become more energy-efficient. Wisconsin--a national leader in energy efficiency programs--enacted legislation that mandates that most utilities pool their resources into a single statewide program. Although the program often targets affordable housing, various elements are difficult for participating utilities to implement because they often do not meet cost-effectiveness standards used to evaluate energy efficiency projects. With this grant, CNT will help develop a plan to make better use of utility funding and programs to serve multifamily affordable housing in Wisconsin.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded CNT Energy $675,000 between 2003 and 2014.
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