Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency program to present $25K check to West Cook YMCA

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By Community Editor

Courtesy David Powers


On May 17, Nicor Gas representatives will present the West Cook YMCA with a large check for $25,000, in recognition of over 500 Oak Park residents who participated in Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program as part of the Community Challenge.

The money earned from the Community Challenge will help the West Cook YMCA operate their building at a higher level of energy efficiency making them a greener neighbor within the community and helping them to save money on energy consumed by their members and staff.

The Community Challenge is a new initiative, offered through the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program, to help foster energy efficiency awareness and action within local communities. The Challenge began February 1, 2013, and ran through April 30, 2013. During that period, each homeowner or business that participated in select Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Programs earned $50 toward their community's final prize. Nicor Gas worked with the West Cook YMCA and the Village of Oak Park to promote the program.

The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program is designed to help residential, commercial and industrial customers with consumer education and financial incentives on energy efficient products and services. Improving the energy efficiency of homes and businesses means less energy is required to maintain a comfortable environment – and reducing energy consumption can help save money. Energy efficiency also can benefit the community by putting more money in people's pockets to spend at area businesses, contributing to the local economy and job growth. For more information on the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program, please visit


May 17, 2013
8:00 a.m. CST


West Cook YMCA
255 S. Marion St
Oak Park, IL 60302


Village of Oak Park President, Anan Abu-Taleb

Managing Director, Energy Efficiency at Nicor Gas, Jim Jerozal, President and CEO of the West Cook YMCA, Jan Pate

About the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program

The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program provides rebates and incentives to help businesses and residents save energy and money. Eligible customers gain education, resources and financial rebates to offset the cost of installing and implementing energy efficiency projects. For more information about the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program, visit

About Nicor Gas

Nicor Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS), provides natural gas delivery service to more than two million customers.

In operation since 1954, the company's service territory encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information on Nicor Gas, visit

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