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 flagship partners.
While Atlanta is our home, we bring energy to homes and businesses across the country. We’ve made our name as a leading producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy, and we approach each day as a vital step in building the future of energy. We’re always looking ahead, and our innovations in the industry—from new nuclear to deployment of electric transportation and renewables —help brighten the lives and businesses of millions of customers nationwide.
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.
We are a Habitat for Humanity non-profit affiliate in the Fox Valley community. We are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide, and work in partnership with people of all faiths and races to develop communities for people in need by building and renovating houses, while creating homeownership opportunities based on the premise of providing a hand up, not a handout. As an affiliate, we are a grass roots organization that is independently operated under the greater Habitat Covenant. We independently coordinate all aspects of Habitat home building in our area with fundraising, building site selection, partner family selection and support, house construction, and mortgage servicing. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to giving families the opportunity to improve their future through home ownership. We have a dedicated staff who manage our efforts, build homes for our families, work tirelessly with thousands of volunteers and qualify our partner families. We have a unique structure with strategically located Partnerships, groups of faith-based organizations and civic groups who take on the task of independently building homes.
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.
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.
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.
Regional Spotlight Partner
Greenlink Energy Solutions is committed to helping homes and businesses in Illinois and Wisconsin leverage smart technologies such as solar power, building science and high-efficiency HVAC to achieve a future that’s healthier, more comfortable and more energy-efficient. Our Rockford-based, veteran-owned company is thrilled to serve Illinois communities through the Smart Neighborhood project, and for the opportunity to partner with Nicor Gas to explore the future of residential sustainability.