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Trade Allies

When you partner with Nicor Gas, your customers benefit and so can your business.

What's New

New: Smart Neighborhood Builder Offering!

The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program has enhanced our former Residential New Construction offering to bring you even more incentives. Our new Smart Neighborhood Builder Program continues to offer incentives to builders who construct homes using energy efficient practices, but it now offers more for smart energy product solutions. The offering, designed to help save money and lower the carbon footprint, includes four incentive tiers.

Share IRA Tax Credit Info With Your Customers

The IRA offers federal tax credits for eligible energy efficiency improvements in residential and commercial buildings. Eligible applicants may receive up to $1,200 annually. It’s important to note that these credits include equipment costs only; labor expenses are not included. This added incentive can incentivize more investment in efficiency equipment upgrades and enhance the range of tools at your disposal to deliver excellent service to your customers.

Trade Ally Documents (apps, checklists, case studies and more!)

Program Materials

Commercial, Multi-family and Public Sector

Commercial Customer Stories

Commercial Customer Testimonial

Industry Case Studies and Equipment Fact Sheets

Qualifying Product Lists (QPLs)

Training, Tech and Industry News

Natural Gas Fact Sheets and Videos

Catch up with GHP training webinars!

Residential GHP Training 101 with Anesi

Commercial Gas Heat Pump Webinar

Residential GHP Training 150 with Anesi

Trade Ally Contact List

Trade Ally Inquiries

Distributor and Contractor Outreach

Residential Rebates

Janet Sebahar

Kristine Dwyer

Trade Ally Outreach Manager

Residential Outreach Specialist



Residential Offerings

Residential Rebates

Residential Air Sealing, Insulation and Duct Sealing Rebates

Kristine Dwyer

Pete Kane

Residential Outreach Specialist

Market Engagement Associate



Commercial Offerings

Commercial Rebates, Custom Incentives, and Assessments (Public and Private)

Bill Lewis

Amy Destache

Outreach Specialist

Outreach Specialist




Andy Poffinbarger

Kristin Aarns

Outreach Specialist

Outreach Specialist



Multi-Family Offerings

Multi-Family Rebates, Custom Incentives

Multi-Family Assessments

Kristine Dwyer

Chris Peshek

Residential Outreach Specialist

Assessment Outreach Manager



New Construction

Residential New Construction

Commercial and Industrial New Construction

Mike Resech

Prachi Sharma

Program Manager

Outreach Lead




Affordable Housing New Construction


Dan Moring


Program Manager




Emerging Technology

Emerging Technology


Mark Szczygiel

Elizabet Iontcheva

Emerging Technology and Market Transformation Manager

Engineering Analyst, Emerging Technology



Most Common Ways to Participate

How To Participate

Participation is simple: become familiar with the offerings and start talking to customers about them. Rebates, assessments and business custom incentives are segmented by customer type, making it easier to offer customers targeted solutions for their energy needs.

Join Contractor Circle

Contractor Circle is an exclusive trade ally network, connecting customers to contractors and contractors to suppliers. Our dedicated outreach team is here to help you every step of the way. 

We have a path to membership for any company that supports the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program.

Distributors, Manufacturers and Suppliers

  • Design, manufacture or sell energy efficiency equipment
  • Design, manufacture or sell tools, testing equipment or related equipment that supports the installation of energy efficiency equipment or improvements
  • Provide training for equipment, services or solutions offered by Nicor Gas

Builders and Raters


  • Sell energy efficiency equipment and products
  • Sell tools, testing equipment or related equipment that supports the installation of energy efficiency equipment or improvements

Engineering Firms

  • Building optimization services
  • Retrocommissioning