When analyzed on its energy efficient-related initiatives and actions, the city of Chicago ranks among the nation’s best performing markets. According to analysis from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Chicago is the sixth most energy efficient city largely because of its energy and water utilities operations, along with its building policies.
- Chicago ranked significantly better when it comes to energy efficiency than other cities within its region, which includes Milwaukee, Cleveland, Detroit and Indianapolis
- City appears to have a number of initiatives and retrofit programs underway
- City scored highest for it energy and water utilities operations