Map of All SEDAC Projects SEDAC Successes

Over the last 10 years, SEDAC has helped create and/or retain more than 2,700 jobs Learn more here

Potential annual cost savings identified: $62 million

Potential annual energy savings identified: 4.6 MMBtu, equivalent to the emissions from 110,000 cars

Over 1,700 energy assessments completed

Annual energy cost savings achieved: almost $19 million

Building square footage assessed: 207 million square feet

490 Presentations and trainings conducted; educated almost 25,000 participants

Average energy saved for SEDAC clients: about 23%




LEED Projects


SEDAC has worked on a number of projects throughout the state which have been awarded LEED statuses from silver to platinum for their energy efficiency. A total of 53 SEDAC clients have received or are applying for some level of LEED certification. These clients each have a unique background and individual requirements, but are all committed to sustainability and energy efficiency.

Client Energy Awards

Client Success Stories

Many SEDAC clients have received recognition and awards for their dedication to energy efficiency in their projects. Below are some of the projects which have received awards.

Trade Ally Event Awards for Energy Savings
3/11/2015 Field Museum
8/12/2014 Champaign School District Recognized for energy savings
8/12/2014 Western Illinois University
8/5/2014 City of Centerville
8/5/2014 Southern Illinois University
7/25/2014 Antioch Elementary School
7/24/2014 Berwyn Park District
US Department of Energy Better Buildings Challenge
9/01/2014 Will County Saved about 65 percent of energy through boiler, cooling, insulation, window and lighting improvements
USGBC Limelight
5/01/2012 Adlai E. Stevenson High School Emerald award in recognition of their outstanding green building efforts in the Existing Building category
Governor's Sustainability Award Winners
2014 Argonne National Laboratory Lemont, Illinois
  Baxter Healthcare Corporation Round Lake, Illinois
  Carus Corporation Peru, Illinois
  Caterpillar Inc. Joliet, Illinois
  City of Aurora Aurora, Illinois
  City of Galena Galena, Illinois
  Environmental Resources Training Center at SIUE Edwardsville, Illinois
  Gabriel Environmental Services Chicago, Illinois
  J.L. Clark Rockford, Illinois
  Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Chicago, Illinois
  Rockford Park District Rockford, Illinois
  University of Illinois at Chicago - Facilities Management Chicago, Illinois
  Village of Park Forest Park Forest, Illinois
2013 AbbVie North Chicago, Illinois
  Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Urbana, Illinois
  Jefferson Middle School Champaign, Illinois
  Metropolitan Mayor's Caucus Chicago, Illinois
  Niles Township School District 219 Skokie, Illinois

SEDAC Case Studies

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What people are saying

Client Reactions

Many SEDAC clients have expressed a positive reaction to the services we provide along with the services provided by other efficiency and renewables programs in the state. Follow up with clients is an important part of our process which helps us to record the amount of energy saved through implementation of our recommendations. Below are some examples of things we have heard from clients

A Sample of Positive Feedback
  • "Everything was perfect from the time of the initial inquiry to the final report."  
    (Manufacturing client)
  • "I am very pleased and impressed by your company's response and efforts."  
    (Recreation Center)
  • "I am incredibly impressed with this program and appreciate the work that the staff did at our location to give us a detailed report with tangible action items to reduce expenses."  
    (Convenience Store)
  • "I was extremely impressed with the level of professionalism and responsiveness"  
    (Shopping Mall)
  • "I think this program is an excellent resource for the development community. I am glad that it is underwritten by the State and only hope that the State will increase its funding to you so that you can help both for-profit and not-for-profit fully."  
    (Senior Living)
  • "I think this is a very valuable service and should be advertised and utilized as widely as possible."  
    (Art gallery)
  • "This is such a wonderful service. SEDAC is filled with people that are very helpful. They go above and beyond on every request. The timeliness for responses is amazingly fast."  
    (City of Decatur)
  • "Even with the small changes we have been able to afford to do so far, we have cut our energy consumption by an additional 2% over the 11% reductions from the energy efficient changes we had already put into place over the past two years. Like everyone right now, every dollar helps and SEDAC has allowed us to save money, improve the environment and provide for a better work environment as well."  
    (Warehouse and office)
  • "The work that was provided has more than met the anticipated expectations of the program. Staff throughout the process were very helpful in answering questions and providing any requested information along with providing follow-up on new incentives."  
    (Illinois Tollway)
  • "All of our interactions with SEDAC were fantastic and the detailed and thorough nature of the report and suggested changes went well beyond what was expected."  
  • "I cannot adequately convey how much I appreciate the assessment and the report."