Chicago Public Schools

At a Glance


School or School District

Project Types

Commercial Energy Efficiency, Engagement and Behavior Change, Financial Evaluation and Planning




Chicago, IL

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Annual CO2 Reductions:

6,000 metric tons


Charlotte Peyraud partnered with Chicago Public Schools to improve its existing energy programs and analyzed the potential outcomes of new initiatives.


Charlotte Peyraud was matched with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to expand existing energy efficiency programs and identify new opportunities to reduce energy use and save taxpayer dollars.


Peyraud worked to improve the communications strategy of existing programs, including the district's Energy Shared Savings program, by developing new literature, streamlining the application process and strengthening external partnerships to further promote school participation. Peyraud also supported the rollout of the district's use of Energy Star Portfolio Manager as its benchmarking tool. 

In addition, Peyraud examined the potential savings from new initiatives including the development of an ongoing retro-commissioning program, dedicated participation in a local direct-install incentive program, a continuing education program for facility managers and the development of a green revolving fund.

Potential Impact

Together these projects could save CPS over $1 million annually and avoid the release of over 6,000 metric tons of carbon emissions each year.


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