Ellen Bell

Senior Manager, Energy Transition Strategy


Areas of expertise:
Commercial real estate, sustainability in the built environment and public policy

Ellen Bell concentrates on growing an energy management culture in Chicago communities. She works with commercial office buildings and other partners in Chicago to develop new approaches that value efficiency and advanced energy management. She also focuses on supporting buildings in low-income communities as they access the benefits of a clean, sustainable and equitable energy economy. By harnessing the power of markets, choice and incentives, Ellen helps to unlock the economic, health and environmental advantages of energy efficiency. In addition, Ellen is part of the Energy Transitions team, focused on reducing gas-based building emissions by aligning gas utilities’ revenues with state GHG emission reduction goals and promoting investment policies that will support building decarbonization and promote efficient electrification.


Ellen spent five years working as a legislative aide for Chicago Alderman Ed Burke and then served as the Sustainability Manager for a global food manufacturer, providing an excellent mix of expertise on the both the City of Chicago and energy efficiency.


  • M.A., American Government, Loyola University Chicago
  • B.A., Political Science, Boston College