Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC)

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Year released


Proven program that assists commercial and municipal entities in identifying energy and money saving opportunities and minimizing environmental pollution. SEDAC provides fee-free design assistance to businesses and municipalities throughout Illinois and supports building design, materials selection and construction practices that foster energy efficiency. SEDAC offers education and training, support for building codes and standards, industry marketing and information dissemination. More than 1,500 Illinois clients have received information and support from SEDAC. Of these, 450 have received quantitative energy saving project recommendations, representing about $19 million in annual energy savings. Net present value of all annual cost savings, without considering investment costs, based on 20 years at 7 percent, is more than $242 million.


IEA-2010_award-release_combined.pdf (120.25 KB)