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February 13, 1998

Honorable James Edgar
Governor of Illinois
Springfield, Illinois 62706

Dear Governor Edgar:

On behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), I would like to personally invite the State of Illinois to become a partner of the USEPA’s Energy Star Buildings initiative. In so doing, Illinois would be joining with many other States and organizations throughout the country which are realizing financial and environmental benefits through their voluntary partnership in Energy Star Buildings.

The USEPA’s Energy Star Buildings focuses on profitable investment strategies, using proven and cost-effective technologies, to enable building owners to reduce energy costs and improve occupant comfort, while preventing air pollution. Through partnership in Energy Star Buildings, the State of Illinois would enhance its current forward-thinking energy management efforts, which would result in further cost savings for the State, as well as additional pollution prevention.

The USEPA offers technical and other supportive services to its Energy Star Buildings partners, including: software to support decision-making; financing options; unbiased technical information; educational and technical workshops customized for the State; case studies documenting monitored savings; networking opportunities; a 24-hour Hotline; and opportunities for public recognition. A personal account manager will be available to answer questions and to offer advice throughout the improvement process. My staff will also be available to provide assistance.

I believe that Energy Star Buildings would complement the State of Illinois’ current energy efficiency strategies. If you have any questions, or would like to further discuss the benefits of having the State of Illinois become an Energy Star Buildings partner, please do not hesitate to contact me or
Audrie Washington, of my staff, at (312) 886-0669.

I look forward to working with the State of Illinois in its continuing efforts to achieve cost savings, along with pollution prevention, through energy efficiency measures.

Sincerely yours,


David A. Ullrich
Acting Regional Administrator


cc: Frank M. Beaver
Illinois Department of Commerce
And Community Affairs

Mary Gade
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

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