The Nicor Gas Smart Neighborhoods are a collaboration of talents and vision from leading organizations dedicated to energy equity and a smart energy future. Below is a list of our partners.
Nicor Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.3 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit nicorgas.com.
The Global Leader in Residential Indoor Air Quality. As the foremost provider of fresh air solutions in North America, Broan-NuTone® believes that better quality of air means a better quality of life. For almost a century, we have been at the forefront of designing and distributing residential ventilation products that enhance indoor air quality and elevate every household’s living standard.
Our products help builders, remodelers, contractors, designers, homeowners, and architects build and update homes’ ventilation systems while providing added features like antimicrobial LED lights, humidity and heat sensors, and automated indoor air quality systems. Our products include range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combos, balanced ventilation systems, built-in heaters, attic ventilators, and residential convenience items like doorbells and central vacuum systems.
BuildBlock® Building Systems LLC is the manufacturer of BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) the most environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient, and disaster-resistant method of residential and commercial construction. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, BuildBlock serves North America through its 14 manufacturing facilities in North America serving customers in Mexico, Canada, and around the world.
ICFs use dense EPS foam insulation around a solid structural concrete wall. This dense insulation, combined with concrete’s reluctance to change temperature means the interior of your home or building is stable not wasting energy combating the extremes outside.
SPAN created the award-winning SPAN Panel, an intelligent whole-home energy management system that simplifies home electrification and removes barriers to adopting clean energy including rooftop solar, battery backup, and electric vehicles. SPAN Panel gives customers circuit-level management, real-time monitoring, and actionable energy insights through the SPAN Home app’s intuitive interface. SPAN Drive electric vehicle (EV) charger is ENERGY STAR certified and offers dynamic L2 charging based on total home power usage. Backed by leading investors in the clean energy space, SPAN is making electrification accessible to all homeowners and communities, while enabling the flexible, resilient, clean grid of the future.
Generac knows power better than anyone. That’s why they have dominated the residential backup power market for 60 years and are continuing to lead. Their PWRcell Solar + Battery Storage System features a modular design and variety of compatible products to deliver a unique system tailored to your exact needs. A single PWRcell Battery Cabinet can range from 9 – 18 kWh storage capacity, plus an advanced load management device like PWRmanager offers even more flexibility.
With the most complete selection of clean energy products, accessories, tools, and resources, Generac is uniquely positioned to be your single source for home energy solutions. No one is as dedicated to meeting the needs of a rapidly growing industry.