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Background Information

Employment History

Alliance for Regional Development

Director of Sustainability

Illinois Governor's Office

Senior Policy Adviser

LT's inc

Affiliations

Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor for the Illinois Energy and Recycling Office
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Representative
GCF

Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor for the Illinois Energy Office
Illinois Solar Energy Association

Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor
DCEO

Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor
IL. Dept. of Commerece & Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

Education

bachelor's degree

Harvard University

master

environmental science and policy

University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

master's degree

environmental science and policy

The University of Chicago

master's degree

environmental science and policy

University of Chicago

Web References (36 Total References)


Working Team Member Bios – Alliance for Regional Development

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Kate Tomford Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor-Illinois Energy & Recycling Office, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Alliance Green Growth Team Kate Tomford serves as Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor for the Illinois Energy & Recycling Office at the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO). She develops and administers policies and programs in energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative transportation, and green technology, and represents the State of Illinois and DCEO on numerous boards and councils. Since the fall of 2011, she has served as the state's Electric Vehicle Coordinator and chair of the Illinois Electric Vehicle Advisory Council. Prior to joining DCEO, Kate worked on energy and environmental policy in Governor Pat Quinn's Office, former Lt.

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Kate holds a bachelor's degree in earth and planetary sciences from Harvard University and a master's degree in environmental science and policy from the University of Chicago.


GCF

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Representative: Kate Tomford Sustainability Director, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity


Kate Tomford Chief ...

www.sustainable-chicago.com [cached]

Kate Tomford Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity


Kate ...

www.illinoissolar.org [cached]

Kate Tomford

Kate Tomford serves as Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor for the Illinois Energy Office within the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO). She develops and administers policies and programs in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green technology, and represents the State of Illinois and DCEO on numerous sustainability-related councils and task forces. Since the fall of 2011, she has served as the state's Electric Vehicle Coordinator and chair of the Illinois Electric Vehicle Advisory Council. Prior to joining DCEO, Kate worked on energy and environmental policy in Governor Pat Quinn's Office, former Lt.
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Kate holds a master's degree in environmental science and policy from the University of Chicago.


Building Green Chicago 2013 : Sustainable Chicago

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Angela Bailey, Policy Associate, Chicago Jobs Council; Kate Tomford, Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor, Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity; Sofia Dermisi, Professor of Real Estate and Pasquinelli Family Distinguished Chair, Roosevelt University and Brad Klein, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law & Policy Center.

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Angela Bailey, Policy Associate, Chicago Jobs Council; Kate Tomford, Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor, Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity; Sofia Dermisi, Professor of Real Estate and Pasquinelli Family Distinguished Chair, Roosevelt University and Brad Klein, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law & Policy Center.
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Kate Tomford, who serves as Chief Sustainability Policy Advisor for the DCEO, discussed some of the incentive programs and job training that the agency offers.
The DCEO offers incentives on efficient lighting, HVAC, gas furnaces, boilers and even LED traffic signals for municipalities. Rebates are available for new construction while for existing buildings, the agency has some funds available for retro-commissioning.
Among the incentives that the DCEO offers, the solar rebates have seen the most interest. "We annually offer a solar rebate for small-scale projects," said Tomford.

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