The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) provides advice and analysis to assist public facilities within the State of Illinois in achieving energy efficiency savings and reducing the Illinois energy footprint.


SEDAC is an applied research program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign supported by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Illinois Energy Now program. SEDAC is a public-private partnership that operates in collaboration with the 360 Energy Group along with other energy entities across the state like the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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



Periodically, SEDAC has openings for hourly employees to assist in energy assessments, production of research and outreach materials, reports, and public engagement activities in support of SEDAC’s mission.

Qualifications include Bachelor degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or related field is required with excellent analytical skills, written and verbal communications skills, including public presentation is required. Master’s degree is preferred with knowledge of energy modeling software, building systems, or energy audits.

There are currently no openings.


SEDAC usually recruits students from these disciplines for a summer internship program. With future funding being uncertain, the internship program is on hold. The Application will be posted here when funding availability is known. Thanks for your interest and keep checking this space.

If you have questions about how energy efficiency can help your public sector operation, please contact us on our secure web form; via e-mail at; or by telephone at 800.214.7954.