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January 2021

ILLUME Founder and Co-Owner Sara Conzemius sits down for an interview with Madison Magazine to talk clean energy and the ways that green jobs can help restart the economy.

November 2020

We are hiring! ILLUME is a values-driven company, committed to building an environment that encourages our team to flourish professionally while still pursuing their many passions at home and in their communities. Our efforts were most recently recognized by Ivy Exec who ranked ILLUME as the #2 Best Boutique Consulting Firm to Work For and ranked ILLUME the #1 firm for Culture, Money, and Leadership.

November 2020

We at ILLUME recognize that today is an anxious day with so much left unsettled in the U.S. presidential election. In the spirit of looking forward, we ask you to join us in imagining our path forward as a community committed to building a clean energy future. In this article, The Next Four Years, Energy and our Work as Citizens, we explore our future under the two potential outcomes as we preview ILLUME’s third magazine, “Energy Citizenship”.

October 2020

Dr. Courtney Henderson, ILLUME Senior Managing Consultant From the webinar: Environmental Racism and Health Disparities

October 2020

Catch ILLUME’s Anne Dougherty as she talks with Ryan Tansom from the Intentional Growth podcast to discuss how founders and entrepreneurs can align their personal core values with those of the companies they build, and why focusing on building a healthy company can create a more valuable business.

October 2020

Amanda Dwelley, ILLUME Director From the webinar: Climate and Energy Action in a Public Health Crisis

October 2020

In this episode of Current, we talk mapping, redlining, and urban heat with University of Arizona Assistant Professor of Planning and Sustainable Built Environments, Dr. Ladd Keith and ILLUME Consultant, Amanda Maass. Listen as they share their reactions to the New York Times article, “How Decades of Racist Housing Policy Left Neighborhoods Sweltering”.

October 2020

Catch the interview with ILLUME’s Anne Dougherty and CTLST* Media Founder, Urs Baur, as they discuss how current events bring to light issues and underlying inequities in the energy and utility space.

September 2020

Anne Dougherty and Ben Riehle from the Apex Team at Keller Williams Southern Arizona discuss the state of property management ahead of ILLUME’s virtual focus group with leaders of some of Arizona’s largest master-planned, multifamily, commercial, retail, and restaurant developments.

August 2020

Anne Dougherty talks with ILLUME’s Dr. Alex Dunn and Erin Allingham about the intersection of cognitive psychology and behavioral economics, two fields of study that can help us better understand utility customer non-participation and other behaviors.

August 2020

Catch Andrew Mielcarek at AESP’s Virtual Conference as he presents, “TNT – We’re Dynamite” 09/03 at 12:15 pm EDT. About this session: Training, networking, and thought leadership – might sound cheesy, but that’s what we’re all about in Wisconsin! Join this session to learn about the Wisconsin chapter of AESP and its legacy in energy efficiency.

August 2020

ILLUME Technical Director for Quantitative Research, Amanda Dwelley sits down with Anne Dougherty to discuss the overlap between public health and energy, supporting vulnerable populations, and rethinking our metrics for distributive justice.

August 2020

In this episode of Current we preview ILLUME’s webinar on The Digital Divide with Steve Holmes, Superintendent of the second-largest district in Southern Arizona. Steve sits down with ILLUME’s Victor Mercado to talk access and equity, public-private partnerships, and why more needs to be done to incentivize schools as they transition to clean energy.

August 2020

Listen in as ILLUME’s Victor Mercado talks with Katharine Kent, Owner and President of The Solar Store, as they discuss the shift to direct-to-consumer sales, the role of government and regulation in the solar space, and how to attract diverse talent.

August 2020

Environmental justice has reached a tipping point in 2020 as COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted people of color. The words “I can’t breathe” have taken new meaning in communities across the country already left vulnerable by negative environmental impacts.

August 2020

On this episode of Current we revisit our webinar on Energy Contractor Networks in light of last week’s passing of the Moving Forward Act, enacted to bring economic relief after more than 600,000 clean energy jobs were lost due to COVID-19.

August 2020

In this episode of Current, ILLUME’s Sara Conzemius talks with Georgia Power’s Terrilyn Simmons about the utility’s efforts to promote energy efficiency, diversity, and the importance of multicultural research to create messaging that speaks to Georgia Power’s nearly 2.5 million diverse customers.

July 2020

On this week’s podcast we are joined by ILLUME Managing Director, Lisa LeBeau Obear and Senior Research Analyst, Riana Johnson as we delve into a Twitter conversation at the intersection of COVID-19, HVAC systems, and indoor air quality.

July 2020

On this episode of Current we sit down for a conversation with Yassamin Ansari, Principal Advisor for Mission 2020 and candidate for Phoenix City Council District 7.

May 2020

Americans are rethinking how to get from point A to point B, and in the process, changing the character of our cities. Listen in as Anne Dougherty talks with ILLUME’s Dr. Liz Kelley and Amanda Maass as they share their perspectives from a lens of cultural anthropology and urban planning.

May 2020

As we head into another weekend of clear skies, we revisit our EV article in ILLUME’s 2020 magazine to remind ourselves to continue to keep equity at the forefront of climate policies and transportation investments.

May 2020

Congratulations to ILLUME for being selected as one of the winners of the 2020 Dane County Small Business Awards!

April 2020

Fridays are for cardio! Today is the final day of ILLUME’s 4-week at-home fitness challenge. Thank you to all who joined us! Trevor Gunning, we thank you for keeping us active during this time.

April 2020

Are you ready for the 4th day of week 4? Trevor Gunning’s 4-week challenge is nearly over. Thank you for joining us!

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