People's Gas Energy Efficiency Program and North Shore Gas Energy Efficiency Program
Trade Allies using the online application

Thank you for an outstanding 2023! We paid out millions in rebates on natural gas saving projects and hit our goals — thanks to you! Without your continued support, we would not be able to accomplish so much.

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2024 Program Applications and Earning CEUs on TradeAllyCenter.com

Earn CEUs

There are FREE CEUs waiting for you through TradeAllyCenter.com! Simply log in to access past and present webinars and courses that can help you earn AIA – and BPI-certified CEUs. Our new courses include The Role of Gas Decarbonization in Reaching Net-Zero Goals, Effective Air Sealing Made Simple, and Intro to HVAC and Rebates for Business, Multi-Family and Public Sector Buildings. Need help logging in? Request a password reset and look for an email from wordpress@tradeallycenter.com to get started.

Don’t forget to be on the lookout for the posting of new 2024 applications! We’re excited to announce some new measure additions as well as some incentive changes for the new year. Applications for 2024 will be posting on TradeAllyCenter.com.

Trade Ally Center website

Contractor Diversity Status

Is your business certified as any of the following?

  • Disability Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE)
  • LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE)
  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

If so, please reach out to Glen Maxam at gmaxam@franklinenergy.com with any certifications so that we can be sure to update the details of your account in our system.

ACH Payments

Interested in getting your incentive payments via direct deposit rather than a check? Please reach out to Glenn Maxam or Andy Gorecki and we can assist with registering your account for ACH payments.

Fuel the Change Innovation Competition Winning Ideas

Innovation Award Winners holding plaques

Congratulations to Assured Insulation for being named a winner in the Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas 2023 Fuel the Change innovation competition! Their idea, Epic Savers, was chosen as an innovative pathway helping move the energy efficiency industry forward.

Additional congratulations to our two honorable mention submissions:

  • Domestic Hot Water Boiler Tune Ups, submitted by Bill Risley and Andy Gorecki.
  • Text Message Marketing, submitted by Kevin Kopterski.

Program Reminder

Boiler Tune-Up Rebate
You are likely getting many requests for boiler tune-ups. Make sure you are getting your customer a rebate for this service as it could cover most of the cost.

What’s needed for a Boiler Tune-Up Rebate:

  • Signed application (our team can assist with this)
  • Boiler tune-up checklist
  • Pre and post combustion readings (showing an increase in efficiency)
  • Final invoice (if the rebate will be issued to you, your final invoice must show the rebate amount as a credit to the customer)

Training Opportunities

Feb. 28 Trade Ally Webinar
Steam Trap Testing and Repair
Register today!