A Bright Idea For The Community, By The Community

Communities are only as strong as their individual members. They get back what they put in. ComEd understands this. That’s why it launched Energy Force, the country’s first community program designed to empower individuals with disabilities by enabling them to educate area home and business owners on energy efficiency.

The ComEd Energy Force Ambassadorship provides opportunities for young adults with disabilities to receive the necessary training required to enter the workforce while simultaneously educating customers about areas for improvement in energy usage. The program makes it possible for people with developmental disabilities to take an important message out into the community and become experts and instructors on the topic of energy efficiency.

The Energy Force program educates on — and helps organizations and individuals implement — energy and cost savings measures. Through presentations, ambassadors educate ComEd customers on how to reduce energy usage, while strengthening their own public speaking and communications skills and bolstering their sense of professional confidence.

ComEd decided to give back to the offices and community homes of its Energy Force ambassadors. The hope was that ambassadors would be even more motivated to teach community businesses about energy efficiency after experiencing an assessment and subsequent energy efficiency improvements firsthand at their own facilities.

The assessments and energy efficiency improvements were provided by the small business energy savings offer within the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program.

Want to learn more about saving on energy costs for your small business? Contact ComEd at 1(855) 433-2700 or visit ComEd.com/Business.

 

For more tips and inspiration for small business owners,
visit CBS Small Business Pulse Chicago.

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