EnergyConnect (Portland, Oregon, U.S.), a wholly owned subsidiary of Microfield Group Inc. and a provider of demand-response technologies, will provide demand-response services to a major Chicago, Illinois, U.S., office building. The agreement, which involves 2 million sq ft (185,806 sq m) of office space, is a major milestone for EnergyConnect, bringing the total volume of metropolitan Chicago office buildings served by its demand-response systems to more than 50 million sq ft (4.6 million sq m).

In addition to being one of 20 major metropolitan areas in the United States being targeted as part of EnergyConnect's aggressive growth strategy, Chicago is the first city where EnergyConnect pioneered its next-generation demand-response products and services in 2005. Today, EnergyConnect tailors its demand-response services to match the capabilities of a wide range of participating facilities in Chicago and nationwide, including residential high-rises, and government, education and manufacturing facilities and buildings.