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SEDAC maintains a list of pre-qualified Design Assistance Experts who serve SEDAC clients as well as offer technical and design assistance to the Project Team staff on an as-needed basis. These experts review bid documents, complete or review life cycle cost analyses, and provide assistance with a variety of design and other project documents. Design Assistance Experts may be asked to provide training and technical assistance to the customer representative, including architects, engineers, and contractors. These services are provided through the DCEO Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) program.

Pre-qualified Design Assistance Experts will only assist the local engineer and customer representative on select aspects of system design that affect overall energy efficiency and performance. They will not actually design the system, stamp building plans, or replace the local engineer. Customers have total control over personnel decisions that affect their projects. The Design Assistance Expert will assist customers to "get up to speed" so that they can execute an outstanding green building design.

Effective immediately, SEDAC will also only review Design Assistance Expert and RCx Service Provider Applications on a quarterly basis.  The deadlines to submit Design Assistance Expert and RCx Service Provider applications are as follows:

  • April 1st
  • July 1st
  • October 1st
  • January 1st

Applicants will receive a written response by the 15th of the following month regarding their approval.

SEDAC List of Pre-qualified Design Assistance Experts

SEDAC publishes a list of pre-qualified Design Assistance Experts, which informs building owners about professionals experienced in the industry.

SEDAC invites interested architects and engineers to become pre-qualified Design Assistance Experts by completing the Request for Qualifications (RFQ). Click the "Apply Now" button (above) to complete the RFQ or call us at 1-800-214-7954.

Become a Trade Ally for DCEO, ComEd, Ameren Illinois, Nicor Gas, North Shore or Peoples Gas

The following organizations and utility companies maintain a list of qualified contractors who are trained to provide solutions in accordance with the particular program requirements:

  • DCEO, ComEd, Ameren Illinois, Nicor Gas, North Shore Gas, and Peoples GasĀ 

Each of these entities also has their own trade ally program.

Learn more and apply to become a trade ally for DCEO, ComEd, Ameren Illinois, North Shore Gas, and Peoples Gas.