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The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) provides advice and analyses enabling private and public facilities in the State of Illinois to increase their economic viability through the efficient use of energy resources.


SEDAC is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Illinois Energy Now program to achieve energy efficiency savings in buildings throughout the State of Illinois.

SEDAC provides valuable services at no cost to Illinois businesses and public facilities.

SEDAC is an applied research program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working in collaboration with the 360 Energy Group and the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


SEDAC Staff Directory

360 Energy Group

ERC Chicago

Smart Energy Design Assistance Program Goals

  1. Reduce the cost of doing business for Illinois entities through energy efficiency design assistance projects.  By expanding consumer awareness of energy efficient design alternatives and retrofit options, we transform markets to make these choices more viable.
  2. Demonstrate the cost effectiveness of energy efficiency strategies as a response to higher energy prices.
  3. Support job creation and retention in Illinois by reducing operating costs and providing a variety of opportunities (for architects, engineers and other building professionals) to learn and practice innovative, efficient building design and construction techniques.
  4. Support electric and natural gas reliability in the state by promoting energy efficient building practices that release system capacity.
  5. Reduce pollution by minimizing wasted energy and demonstrate that reducing environmental impact yields improved economic viability.

SEDAC organization

If you have questions about how energy efficiency can help your business or public sector operation, please contact us on our secure web form; via e-mail at info@sedac.org; or by telephone at 1-800-214-7954.