Sustainability Resources

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Residents have access to several sustainability resources to help reduce energy use, conserve water and divert recyclable waste for landfills.

ComEd and Nicor have programs to help improve a home's energy efficiency.  From Free Home Energy Assessments, to Rebates and Discounts, there are opportunities to identity how to reduce energy consumption and start implementing solutions.

Also, through the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) a resident can purchase a rain barrel or receive a free oak tree sapling.  A rain barrel can help prevent sewer overflows and flooding in the short term and once the oak tree grows to a medium-size tree it can also provide the same benefits by absorbing 2,800 gallons of water per year.

In addition to residential curbside recycling, Mount Prospect residents have access to a number of additional recycling services through the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) which help divert recyclable waste from landfills.

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ComEd provides the follow programs to assist with improving energy efficiency and reducing your energy demand.

Home Energy Assessment

ComEd customers have opportunities to reduce energy usage with a FREE energy assessment that includes free and discounted products for your home. ComEd has partnered with natural gas utility to bring electric and natural gas savings to you.

Smart Thermostat Rebates

The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program offers up to $100 in rebates on select smart thermostats. Instant rebates on ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats are available at ComEd Marketplace or shop where you prefer and apply for your rebate online. Rebate cannot exceed $100 per smart thermostat.

Heating & Cooling Rebates

Upgrade your heating and cooling systems to boost your energy efficiency and save with ComEd Rebates when a ComEd Residential Trade Ally installs these home improvements.

Weatherization Rebates

ComEd customers have opportunities to reduce energy usage in their home by making qualifying, high-efficiency weatherization improvements.

Lighting Discounts

ComEd provides instant in-store discounts on select ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs (limit 24 per customer) and LED fixtures (limit 6).

Pool Pump Rebates

An ENERGY STAR® certified in-ground pool pump can save you about $2,000 over the lifetime of the product. The investment can pay for itself in less than two years - even sooner when you take advantage of the $275 ComEd rebate.

Fridge & Freezer Recycling

Refrigerators over 15 years old can use twice as much energy as newer models and could be costing you about $110 a year in electricity.  Let ComEd recycle your old working fridge or freezer, and they will send you $50.

Nicor provides the follow programs to assist with improving energy efficiency and reducing your energy demand.

Free Energy Home Assessments

energySMART home assessments are available to customers living in a dwelling of four units or less. An Energy Advisor will walk through your home to understand it energy use.  You will received a personalized report detailing opportunities for saving energy and money.


Rebates for energy efficiency upgrades are available to all current residential Nicor Gas customers.  There are equipment rates qualifying furnaces and boilers. Additionally, there are also  air sealing and insulation rebates.

Free Energy-Saving Kit

Nicor Gas customers can order a free energy-savings kit, which includes: 1 or 2 low-flow showerheads, 1 or 2 bathroom faucet aerators, 1 dual-spray kitchen faucet aerator, shower timer and plumber's tape.