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Trade Allies

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

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BPI Building Analyst Technician Training

The BPI Building Analyst Technician (BA-Tech) certification is an early-career credential for workers in the home performance industry, providing a clear path for professional growth.  A BA-Tech evaluates existing homes, collecting data and performing diagnostic tests to identify issues and opportunities for improvement for whole-home assessments in compliance with industry standards.

BPI’s BSP Certificate of Knowledge is a prerequisite for the BA-Tech certification exam

Date: April 22-24 AND April 29- May 1
          8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Place: 2001 Butterfield Rd, Ste 320
           Downers Grove, IL 

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

Greg Shelain

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 Supervisor

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