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Tesla Powerpacks!

We’re no strangers to green thinking or renewable energy, and this week, the latest addition to our array of eco-friendly infrastructure was installed: a cluster of Telsa Powerpacks. A sort of souped-up version of the Powerwall residential batteries announced in 2015, the Powerpacks are purpose-built to commercial and utility-grade specifications. They’re meant to endure harsh conditions—Chicago winters, for instance—while providing a reliable source of backup power for high-demand consumers.…

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Show off with the Abt Plant Green Head in Chicago!

If you have been down South Michigan Avenue in Chicago the past few weeks, you may have noticed a handful of interesting looking heads.  We first talked about it on our blog, and now we are looking to get our readers a chance to show off their stuff.  Right now, if you are downtown, stop by the Abt Plant Green Head and take a quick pic of yourself with it. Upload it…

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Earth Day 2013 at Abt

It’s that time of year when Abt plays host to a variety of environmentally friendly activities in honor of Earth Day!  On Earth Day, Monday April 22, Abt will help make Chicagoland a littler “greener” by helping you as well as local businesses properly dispose their unneeded electronics and appliances. The following locations will have recycling collection sites for anyone who wants to drop off any e-waste materials.  They will even receive a free…

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Abt Installs Wind Spire at Dog Park

Windspire and Abt logos

If you are familiar with Abt, you may already know about our great customer service and excellent selection of appliances and electronics. What you may not know is how Abt is continually involved in activities and installations that try to make the earth a better place to live. Recently, we installed a Wind Spire at a dog park in Cary, IL. The dog park was installed with various energy saving strategies to…

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Abt Harnesses the Power of Wind

If you’re from the area, next time you are driving down Milwaukee Ave., take a look at our new wind turbine developed by Windspire right outside our building. Constructed and erected on October 28th, the new 30 foot vertical turbine is designed to create clean, renewable energy for our facility. Windspire has been working with companies, schools and even government locations to provide their specially designed wind turbines as an option for…

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Behind the Bolt: Mike Abt Goes Green

“This is my religion…My goal is to get other businesses to be green,” were the dedicated words spoken by Vice President Mike Abt, who has spearheaded the earth-friendly changes at Abt Electronics. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has released a comprehensive plan to help the counties and communities of the Chicagoland area to sustain resources and prosperity through mid-century and beyond. A special “Portraits” section on CMAP’s website, profiles Mike…

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