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Steve Klemm is the marketing director for an award-winning energy efficiency program in Illinois that serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers. In his role, Steve focuses on delivering effective marketing strategies through the use of innovative concepts, consistent branding, and impactful engagement tactics across both traditional and digital channels. His business acumen and prior experience as a small business owner provides valuable insight when developing strategic direction for program initiatives. Steve earned an MBA from Bradley University and B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

In the United States, the industrial sector accounts for about one-third of the country’s total energy consumption, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. On a global scale, this number grows to more than half, with the industrial sector consuming 54 percent of the world’s total delivered energy.

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Healthcare facilities are one of the top five energy-consuming commercial building types, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. These facilities often have opportunities for no- or low-cost updates to improve energy efficiency, and many utilities across the United States have designed programs specifically for large campuses.

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Nearly all utilities rely on third-party contractors to promote and implement energy efficiency programs. These contractors, or trade allies, act as an extension of utility staff in order to promote, sell, and install energy efficiency products and services.

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