News and Events


SEDAC is Back!

After being on hold for just over a year, the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) services are once again available to public sector facilities. SEDAC is offered through the Illinois Energy Now program run by the Office of Energy & Recycling. Learn more.

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MREA Solar Courses/Training

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) offers a variety of courses in photovoltaics, solar thermal heating, and small wind energy systems. There are renewable energy courses for all levels of learning. The accredited courses and certificate programs are available online, at the MREA in Custer, WI, and throughout the Midwest in Solar Training Academies. Learn […]

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ISTC Sustainability Seminar Series

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC)’s Sustainability Seminar Series continues this fall with the theme “Contaminants in the Environment.” All seminars will be held at ISTC headquarters in Champaign, IL. Learn More

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Community Trees Program

The Morton Arboretum’s Community Trees Program provides information about funding and training opportunities and urban forestry news for the Chicago region and Illinois. Learn more.

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Coming in 2017!

IGEN’S 2016 ELECTRIC VEHICLE ROAD TRIP HAS BEEN POSTPONED. The 2017 Electric Vehicle Road Trip will take place in coordination with National Drive Electric Week, September 9-17, 2017. Stay tuned for more information EVs reduce our dependence on foreign oil, produce fewer air emissions than conventional cars, save consumers money, create green jobs, and foster […]

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Climate Ride Death Valley!

Thank you IGEN colleagues, friends, and partners who donated to our first Climate Ride! IGEN’s Executive Director, Stephen Bell, along with Illinois Green Team partners Michael Brown, Kevin Loseke, and Michael Mazzeo rode 250 miles across Death Valley from February 25 – March 2, 2017. Together the team raised over $13,000, a portion of which […]

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Solar Training Network Opportunities

The Solar Training Network is a U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative program that connects solar employers with job seekers and training opportunities. The program is designed to connect job seekers, solar training providers and solar employers. The Solar Training Network offers a host of benefits for training partners. For solar job seekers, the Solar […]

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Illinois Green Office Challenge

The Illinois Green Office Challenge is a program patterned after the Chicago Green Office Challenge that encourages friendly competition amongst office buildings to achieve energy and water conservation and waste reduction. Program support and training is provided by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. Participants are currently being recruited and the challenge begins on March 1. […]

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