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ILLINOIS ENERGY NOW Newsletter September 2016 Notices of upcoming conferences and webinars; ILLINOIS ENERGY NOW eligibility; Public sector incentive programs; free services available; STEP; Energy Codes update.
SEDAC announcement August 2016 SEDAC services are back; announcement of Trade ally rally on September 29 in Oak Brook; spotlight on savings
IEN Announcement August 15, 2016 Updates on the 2016-17 application
IEN Announcement August 2015
Illinois Energy Now Program Update

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Illinois Energy Now program is now accepting applications for:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for projects completed June 1, 2015 through May 9, 2016.  No new Applications will be accepted after April 1, 2016. Final Certifications must be submitted by May 9, 2016. The Department of Commerce can now accept and review applications, but will not able to award any funding or issue Notices to Proceed until a State budget is finalized
SEDAC bulletin June 2015 Special SEDAC Bulletin: Article on Building Ventilation; SEDAC success; list of new publications; and online training modules; Spotlight on Savings at the Field Museum
  May 2015 Illinois Energy Now Program Successes; Moving Forward -Next Steps for the Illinois Energy Now Program; Program Offering Inquiries - Find More Details on Available Energy Efficiency Resources;
Vol. 11 No. 4 April 2015 Illinois Energy Now successes; SEDAC Successes; Illinois Energy Now Funding update; DCEO wins ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for Illinois Home Performance; Training Opportunities; Office energy efficiency; Spotlight on Savings at Glenside Public Library.
Vol. 11 No. 3 March 2015 Illinois Energy Now Funding update; office energy savings tips; program and training news; new SEDAC tech note publications on Solar PV and Air Barriers; Spotlight on Savings at John A Logan College.
Vol. 11 No. 2 February 2015 Illinois Energy Now Funding update - Public Sector incentives in ComEd and Ameren Illinois Gas territories are exhausted for this program year - the waitlist is closed. Spotlight on Savings in Logan County. Events and training opportunities.
Vol. 11 No. 1 January 2015 Funding update - Public Sector incentives in ComEd and Ameren Illinois Gas territories are exhausted for this program year. New funding will be available in June 2015. Spotlight on Savings. Events and training opportunities.
  December 2014 Illinois Energy Now Funding availability update; Seasonal Tips - Give your building an Energy Tune-up; events, training, Spotlight on Savings; MEEA conference January 28-30, 2015
  November 2014 Seasonal Tips Article; Events - Trade Shows, Clean Water Summit, MEEA Conference; Awards; Spotlight on Savings.
Vol. 10 No. 10 October 2014 Illinois Energy Now events including Workshops, Trade Ally Trade Shows, Conferences, Summary of Illinois Energy Now programs; Spotlight on Will County.
Vol. 10 No. 9 September 2014 Energy Dashboard Program; other Illinois Energy Now programs and incentives; utility incentives; upcoming training and events; Spotlight on Savings: A&D Electrical Supply and solar rebates.
Vol. 10 No. 8 August 2014 DCEO Clean Water Energy Efficiency Initiative; Illinois Energy Now Guidelines for 2014-2015; Utility Incentive Programs; Building Operator Certification; Illinois Green Office Challenge, Spotlight on Savings: Episcopal Diocese of Chicago
Vol. 10 No. 7 July 2014 Illinois Energy Now Guidelines for 2014-2015; Combined Heat and Power Pilot Program; Comment period on Illinois Energy Conservation Code; Green Office Challenge; Spotlight on Savings: ALL SEDAC CLIENTS.
Vol. 10 No. 6 June 2014 Illinois Energy Now Guidelines for 2014-2015 released; events; spotlight on savings: Rock Springs Nature Center.
Vol. 10 No. 5 May 2014 IPCC releases report on Climate Change; events
Vol. 10 No. 4 April 2014 Verifying savings over time: a case study of a SEDAC client; Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council, and Adlai Stevenson High School, and USGBC "Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium" April 18; DCEO Trade Ally public sector event on May 13 in Chicago; Spotlight on Energy Savings for ActOnEnergy client.
Vol. 10 No. 3 March 2014 How to apply for incentives; Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council, and Adlai Stevenson High School, and USGBC "Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium" April 18; ComEd power management rebate; Spotlight on Green Nozzle savings.
Vol. 10 No. 2 February 2014 More Boiler advice for the cold winter weather; upcoming SEDAC trainings; USGBC-Illinois Green Government event - Healthy & High Performing Schools Symposium; Spotlight on Savings through STEP program; EDF Climate Corps Fellow hosts needed.
Vol. 10 No. 1 January 2014 Announcing new Energy Incentives page at; winter advice on heating systems; events - MEEA conference; training -BOC Certification and ECW webinar; Spotlight on Savings - Berwyn Park District.
Vol. 9 No.12 December 2013 Public Sector Mini-Retro-commissioning; IEPA seeks host facilities for summer interns; Events and Conferences; Public Sector energy incentives from DCEO; Spotlight on BOILER savings; after natural disaster advice for energy-efficient rebuilding.
Vol. 9 No. 11 November 2013 Building Energy Tune-up suggestions; spotlight on savings; incentive application assistance, DCEO Incentive news; upcoming training and events.
Vol. 9 No. 10 October 2013 DCEO incentives - Clean Water Energy Efficiency Initiative; STEP program for public sector; SEDAC training and other upcoming events; Spotlight on Energy Savings - learn how one client saved with SEDAC; congratulations to outstanding service providers EnerNoc, Sieben Energy Associates, Grumman Butkus Associates, and Energy Veterans.
Vol. 9 No. 9 September 2013 SEDAC Fall Workshop series; DCEO energy incentive programs, HINGE bonus and other bonuses; Building Operator Certification® training; Retro-commissioning opportunities; upcoming training and events.
Vol. 9 No. 8 August 2013 New HINGE program for large public sector natural gas consumers; DCEO energy incentive programs; events and training
Vol. 9 No. 7 July 2013 How can SEDAC Retro-commissioning help uncover BAS faults; DCEO looking for Public Sector Retro-commissioning clients; DCEO Public Sector Energy Efficiency Guidelines are available; natural gas boiler tune-ups.
Vol. 9 No. 6 June 2013 Announcing DCEO 2013-2014 incentives and utility incentives; trade ally webinar coming up; energy assurance workshops targeted to MUNICIPALITIES; new SEDAC publication
Vol. 9 No. 5 May 2013 Last SEDAC workshop of the program year on May 17 in Champaign; plan to attend DCEO trade Ally Rallies in Rend Lake or Oak Brook; DCEO news about deadlines, 2013-2014 guidelines, green nozzles, and new construction; ComEd and Ameren Illinois trade ally events and training; SEDAC publications.
Vol. 9 No. 4 April 2013 DCEO deadlines approaching; IGEN Behavior Change conference; SEDAC workshop; ActOnEnergy Symposium; DCEO Trade Ally Rallies in May - northern and southern Illinois.
Vol. 9 No. 3 March 2013 SEDAC YouTube Channel; New Construction Incentives increased - new guidelines available; SEDAC workshops; news about Green Nozzles, Double-up incentives, DCEO BITE and Aggregation programs;Behavior Change Conference; other training opportunities
Vol. 9 No. 2 February 2013 SEDAC workshops; news about Green Nozzles, Double-up incentives, DCEO BITE and Aggregation programs; Trade Ally Trade Show; Behavior Change Conference; other training opportunities
Vol. 9 No. 1 January 2013 DCEO Double-up natural gas bonus; how to apply; get implementation assistance; examples of savings with the bonus; Trade Ally trade Show, February 20; New Energy Codes adopted in Illinois - IECC took effect January 1, 2013.
Vol. 8 No. 12 December 2012 Seasonal Energy Savings Tips; DCEO increases natural gas incentives starting January 2013; ERC to study energy efficiency potential for DCEO; MEEA conference coming up; Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Rebate program closing December 20; Funding Opportunities for Non-profits; PC Power Management Rebate Program offered to ComEd customers
Vol. 8 No. 11 November 2012 Save with PC Power Management; training opportunities.
Vol. 8 No. 10 October 2012 SEDAC success story; SEDAC Energy Efficiency Training; other training; Building Operator Certification by MEEA.
Vol. 8 No.9 September 2012 Public Sector Retro-commissioning; training.
Vol. 8 No. 8 August 2012 Outdoor lighting article; energy incentives; DCEO case studies; training.
Vol. 8 No. 7 July 2012 Find Energy Incentives; Benchmark with EPA's ENERGY STAR portfolio Manager; Optimize Building Energy Systems with Retro-Commissioning.
Vol. 8 No. 6 June 2012 2012-13 guidelines and application for DCEO's Illinois Energy Now Public Sector Energy Efficiency Standard and Custom Incentive Programs are now available. SEDAC has completed 1000 energy assessments - what has been the environmental impact of the saved energy? How to proceed with an energy project with SEDAC; SEDAC publications; utility energy training.
Vol. 8 No. 5 May 2012 SEDAC client wins USGBC award; IGEN training; DCEO issues requests for application for 2012-2013 BITE program and energy efficiency aggregation program; DCEO, ComEd, and Ameren Illinois trade ally training opportunities; Behavior Change Conference.
Vol. 8, No. 4 April 2012 Behavior Change Conference co-sponsored by IGEN, DCEO, and SEDAC; IGEN targeted energy management training program; utility trade ally workshops and symposia.
Vol. 8, No. 3 March 2012 NICOR's new economic development program; training opportunities for trade allies and facilities operators; 2012 energy price outlook; electric car charging station rebates from DCEO.
Vol. 8, No. 2 February 2012 SEDAC energy efficiency workshop; DCEO Trade Ally Program; 2012 USDA REAP funding; LED incentives; DCEO energy code training.
Vol. 8, No. 1 January 2012 Free energy code training: new Trade Ally Web site; ERC Lunch and Learn; Sustainable Energy Planning Workshop; PHA training.
Vol. 7, No. 12 December 2011 Illinois Energy Efficiency Program Overview; training opportunities; T12 lighting phase-out; seasonal building tune-up strategy; commercial food service equipment incentives.
Vol. 7, No. 11 November 2011 2012 IECC published; DCEO Illinois Energy Now Trade Ally Program; Boiler Tune-up Incentives; ComEd and Nicor High Performance Incentives; T12 phaseout bonuses.
Vol. 7, No. 10 October 2011 Operations and Maintenance Best Practices; upcoming SEDAC energy efficiency workshops; T12 phaseout bonuses.
Vol. 7, No.9 September 2011 Upcoming SEDAC Energy Efficiency Workshops; Boiler Tune-Up incentives; DCEO solar and wind incentives.
Vol. 7, No.8 August 2011 Public Sector New Construction; incentives available; and suggestions for exceeding code minimums.
Vol. 7, No.7 July 2011 Includes the 7th article in the Illinois Energy Code series - HVAC Part 3, Program Year 4 Incentives, training opportunities.
Vol. 7, No.6 June 2011 Includes the 6th article in the Illinois Energy Code series - HVAC Part 2, Program Year 4 Incentives, training opportunities.
Vol. 7, No.5 May 2011 Includes the 5th article in the Illinois Energy Code series - HVAC Part 1, training opportunities.
Vol. 7, No.4 April 2011 Illinois Energy Conservation Code Seminars; Mercury Thermostat Collection Act, Training opportunities from SEDAC, ComEd's Smart Ideas, and Ameren Illinois' ActonEnergy.
Vol. 7, No.3 March 2011 The case for continuous insulation; USDA Energy Grants for Rural Businesses; Training and Events.
Vol. 7, No. 2 February 2011 How ductwork affects energy use; Illinois Energy Now lighting sale; training opportunities and events.
Vol. 7, No.1 January 2011 What is retro-commissioning? Training opportunities and dates; Illinois Energy Now Lighting sale.
Vol. 6, No.12 December 2010 Includes the 4th article in the Illinois Energy Code series -- Building Envelope Part 2.
Vol. 6, No.11 November 2010 ISBE energy efficiency grants match with DCEO's Illinois Energy Now funding; training opportunities; continuation of Energy Code series -- Building Envelope Part 1.
Vol. 6, No.10 October 2010 More Energy Code guidance on lighting power density; ISBE energy efficiency grants; training opportunities.
Vol. 6, No.9 September 2010 Quick energy tips; Lighting Energy Code reminders; training opportunities, SEDAC fact sheets.
Vol. 6, No.8 August 2010 Illinois offers PHAs energy efficiency upgrades through the Efficient Living Illinois Public Housing Authority Energy Program; Public Sector Workshops in Belleville and Normal and other training opportunities.
Vol. 6, No.7 July 2010 Public Sector Workshops, Belleville and Normal; Tracking SEDAC client success; the new Public Sector Retro-commissioning Program; New standards in motor efficiency coming.
Vol. 6, No.6 June 2010 Water heating options; incentives available for New Construction programs
Vol. 6, No.5 May 2010 Summary of Program Year 3 Electrical Efficiency Programs from DCEO, ComEd, and Ameren Illinois; Natural Gas Efficiency Programs offered by NICOR and in the Chicagoland area; SEDAC advice on EECBG applications.
Vol. 6, No.4 April 2010 Green Roofs article; Illinois ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program;DCEO GREEN $PRING SALE; training and education opportunities.
Vol. 6, No.3 March 2010 DCEO GREEN $PRING SALE, New Construction programs from ComEd, Ameren Illinois, and DCEO; training and education opportunities.
Vol. 6, No.2 February 2010 Energy Tips for Warehouses; News from DOE EERE on energy efficiency for data centers; training and education opportunities.
Vol. 6, No.1 January 2010 Advantages of Modular Condensing Boiler Installations; Public Sector Workshop in Rockford; IASBO Workshop Downers Grove; International e-waste design Competition.
Vol. 5, No. 12 December 2009 Public Sector Workshop in Rockford; Setting Energy Goals; IMEA Electric Efficiency Program; BOC Training in Normal, Peoria, Chicago, and Champaign; 4-8 story buildings wanted for ASHRAE study of airtightness.
Vol. 5, No. 11 November 2009 Energy Management Guidelines; Public Sector Workshop in Peoria, November 17 Registration information; SEDAC Lunch and Learn, November 13
Vol. 5, No. 10 October 2009 Public Sector Workshop in Peoria, November 17; common energy measures by building type.
Vol. 5, No. 9 September 2009 Upcoming Lunch and Learn and Public Sector Workshops; deadline looming for Illinois Recovery Act energy programs; SEDAC's finding on building energy savings.
Vol. 5, No. 8 August 2009 Recovery Act updates; Illinois energy codes update
Vol. 5, No. 7 July 2009 Discussion of solar photovoltaic and the load reduction and efficiency steps to take first; DOE and Treasury provide guidance on direct payments for renewable projects; use ENERGY STAR to choose mechanical equipment, office products, appliances, and lighting.
Vol. 5, No. 6 June 2009 Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard - what's new for Year 2? Illinois and the stimulus package under ARRA.
Vol. 5, No. 5 May 2009 Retro-commissioning; Public Sector Workshops; EnergySmart schools Webinar.
Vol. 5, No. 4 April 2009 Workshops for the Public Sector; DCEO News; Public Sector Financing Updates; Spring Tips.
Vol. 5, No. 3 March 2009 Federal stimulus package expands energy efficiency tax incentives; Illinois Recovery news; what is energy efficiency.
Vol. 5, No. 2 February 2009 DCEO Public Sector Program Updates; ActOnEnergy Program enhancements; SEDAC Lunch and Learn
Vol. 5, No. 1 January 2009 Energy Performance Contracting for public sector buildings; the Obama New Energy for America Plan; USGBC advocates green building as part of the economic recovery.
Vol. 4, No. 12 December 2008 SEDAC potential energy savings identified; EIA energy price outlook; DOE Develops Benchmark Models to Improve Building Energy Simulations
Vol. 4, No. 11 November 2008 Clean Energy Tax Incentives; Seasonal Building Tune-up Tips; EEPS Update; quote from satisfied SEDAC client.
Vol. 4, No. 10 October 2008 How to choose energy efficient windows; Chicago Climate Action Plan; EEPS; Training; and events.
Vol. 4, No. 9 September 2008 How to apply for EEPS rebate; SEDAC clients awarded USDA grants: upcoming GeoExchange classes and Lighting Lunch and Learn.
Vol. 4, No. 8 August 2008 Cultivate Illinois - Green energy loans from the Illinois State Treasurer; green trucking; EEPS information; education and training; upcoming events.
Vol. 4, No. 7 July 2008 How to Apply for Illinois Electricity Efficiency Incentives; ACEEE article on the "invisible U.S. energy boom; training opportunities, and events.
Vol. 4, No. 6 June 2008 Energy Efficiency Incentives now Available in Illinois - EEPS update; training opportunities.
Vol. 4, No. 5 May 2008 SEDAC Lunch and Learn; Energy Prices Rising; EEPS update; ComEd green workshops; fact sheets.
Vol. 4, No. 4 April 2008 How to be an ENERGY STAR; Energy Myths; Training; and Events.
Vol. 4, No. 3 March 2008 USDA grant updates and deadlines. Details on programs under the Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards (EEPS)
Vol. 4, No. 2 February 2008 News about EEPS; Article on Vestibules; education opportunities. Read more on vestibules in a study by the Building Energy Codes Resource Center.
Vol. 4, No.1 January 2008 Skylight Tips; New Year's Energy Savings Resolutions; Lunch and Learn about Lighting Controls, January 25.
Vol.3, No.12 December 2007 Restaurant Conservation Tips; Illinois update Recycling Expansion and Modernization Program; Training; Lunch and Learn January 25.
Vol.3, No.11 November 2007 Introduction to Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard; EIA forecasts for winter; training opportunities.
Vol.3, No.10 October 2007 Energy and Water Conservation; Illinois Recycling Grants; USDA Grants Update.
Vol.3, No.9 September 2007 An article about "reheat"; the new Illinois Power Agency Act; Fall tune-up tips.
Vol.3, No.8 August 2007 12 Questions about buying Electricity, Chicago Green Exchange.
Vol.3, No.7 July 2007 What a business owner should look for in a prospective building.
Vol.3, No.6 June 2007 Net Metering Legislation, Green Chicago, SEDAC clients.
Vol.3, No.5 May 2007 Client Spotlight; CFL disposal; Programmable Thermostats; Training.
Vol.3, No.4 April 2007 Energy Project Prioritization; Spring Check-Up; USDA Grants; Training and Workshops.
Vol.3, No.3 March 2007 EPAct 2005 Update; Green Roofs; New Guidelines for DCEO funded Renewable Energy Rebates and Grants; USDA Grants; Training and Workshops.
Vol.3, No.2 February 2007 SEDAC Spring Classes; EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook; CFLs; Cold Cathode CFLs
Vol.3, No.1 January 2007 New year's Energy Savings Resolutions, Typical Commercial Building Energy Use, Workshops, FAQ.
Vol. 2, No.10 December 2006 New SB$E Application and Brochure; Energy Service Provider List; Illinois Electricity Rates; SEDAC savings for 230 Illinois Businesses; Economics Calculator.
Vol. 2, No.9 October 2006 SEDAC client wins a USDA grant; SEDAC unveils new Economic Calculator;Illinois Energy Auction Update; winterization tips; Continuing Education courses
Vol. 2, No.8 September 2006 Focus on Solar and Renewables; Course registration information
Vol. 2, No.7 August 2006 Focus on Green Building; SEDAC announces Fall 2006 Courses
Vol. 2, No.6 July 2006 Update on Illinois Electricity Rates; IRS guidance for claiming energy efficiency tax deduction
Vol. 2, No.5 June 2006 SEDAC Design Assistance for architects and engineers; Energy Efficiency saves money AND jobs
Vol. 2, No.4 May2006 Focus on Assisted Living Centers; Disaster Recovery Fact Sheet; Compact Fluorescent Lights
Vol. 2, No.3 April 2006 Focus on Geothermal Technology
Vol. 2, No.2 March 2006 Focus on Hotels; Demand Control Ventilation
Vol. 2, No.1 February 2006 Illinois Electricity Rates may be on the rise; change your old lights to T8 fluorescents with electronic ballasts
Vol. 1, No.3 December 2005 How to get a Free Energy Audit for your building; SEDAC's Top 12 Energy Cost Reduction Measures (ECRMs)
Vol. 1, No.2 November 2005 Tax Savings Opportunities for Building Efficiency under EPAct; Energy Conservation Tips
Vol. 1, No.1 Summer 2005 Governor announces SB$E program, Sustainable Energy Plan; 2005 Energy Policy Act; Training

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