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Anixter Center Receives Grant to Upgrade Lighting from Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

Anixter Center, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people with disabilities, has received a $31,200 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to install energy efficient upgrades to its lighting systems.

The upgrades are planned for 14 Anixter Center buildings, including residences for people with disabilities, buildings where programs and services are provided to people with disabilities and administration offices. Among the many benefits of these lighting upgrades are better lighting quality across buildings, savings on energy bills and reduced energy usage, which, in turn, will help protect the environment.

The upgrades are being installed now and, when completed, are expect to reduce kilowatt usage by more than 200,000 hours, yielding significant annual savings for Anixter Center.

"Savings like this that occur year after year are so important to organizations like Anixter Center," said Kevin Limbeck, Anixter Center President and CEO. "The money we save on energy will allow us to reach out and help even more people with disabilities."

About Anixter Center

Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Chicago serving people with disabilities. Through 34 programs and services at 35 locations across the greater Chicago area, Anixter Center touches the lives of more than 7,300 children, teens and adults with disabilities annually and advocates for the rights of children and adults with all types of disabilities to participate fully and equally in society. To learn more, please visit www.anixter.org/.

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