The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center provides resources for people who seek to make their buildings operate more efficiently. SEDAC can help locate incentives to assist in funding such improvements. We accomplish this by giving presentations to Illinois businesses and organizations, participating in energy conferences to share energy tips, and conveying training opportunities through SEDAC, DCEO, and other organizations.

Training opportunities are listed on this page. Training opportunities for Public Housing Authorities are listed on the PHA page

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Request a custom presentation

SEDAC staff members make short presentations at no cost to groups throughout Illinois. To request a presentation by a SEDAC energy specialist, contact us at 1-800-214-7954 or email at

SEDAC Presentations

Past Presentations

Have you missed a presentation given by a SEDAC energy specialist?

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SEDAC Energy Efficiency Workshops: to be scheduled

Attend the latest workshop series geared toward facility managers, owners, users, designers, and engineers of commercial buildings, public K-12 schools, community colleges, universities, park districts, libraries, local governments, water and waste water treatment facilities.

Learn about various energy topics and the latest incentives available from DCEO and Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas, North Shore and Peoples Gas.

Free lunch will be served at each workshop location! Please state any dietary restrictions in the online registration form.







DCEO Training:


DCEO Description Details

Illinois Energy Conservation Code


Illinois Energy Codes - FREE training at community colleges throughout Illinois from October through May 2014.

Four types of classes available - see details right.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Illinois Energy Conservation Code - 2012 IECC

1. Energy Conservation Code FREE Training Flyer

2. Residential HVAC Load Calculations FREE Training Flyer

3. FREE Training Developing & Reviewing Performance-Based Submittals for Code Compliance Flyer

4. Game On! Commercial
Energy Modeling for Code Compliance Flyer

Register - click on the location in the flyer

2013-14 Incentives Overview


Webinar - DCEO Illinois Energy Now Incentives Overview

August 14 at 1:00 PM. Recording available here



2013-14 Filling Out the Application


Webinar - DCEO Illinois Energy Now: Filling out the Application

August 19 at 1:00 PM Recording available here


Illinois Home Performance (MEEA) Building Science Training Series - Designed to help residential contractors and energy auditors prepare for Illinois Home Performance, stay up to date with the latest building science techniques, and earn BPI Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).



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Energy Training Offered by Other Organizations:

Organization Name Training Link Details
Illinois utilities
Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy┬« 

Education and Training



ComEd and the Energy Center University


ComEd Smart Ideas® trade ally trainings
On-demand webcast: Exploring LED lighting technology for facilities
Presented by Liesel Whitney-Schulte, LC

On-demand webcast: Dynamic ventilation reset strategies
Presented by John Murphy, LEED AP

Nicor Gas


Training Series - PEEZZA Sessions


Each session opens with an overview of the home or business rebate program and features 1-2 hours on each topic by leading industry experts. Refreshments will be served!


More training opportunities
Association of Energy Engineers AEE  
Association of Professional Energy Consultants APEC  
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. ASHRAE  
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) Webinars  
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)

Building Operator Certification (BOC)

Building Science Training Series

BOC training series are offered in Illinois:

Chicago - Level I: January 2014

Champaign - Level I: February 2014

Glen Ellyn - Level I: February 2014

Springfield - Level II: February 2014

Registration and full course schedules are available at

Building Science Training:

Find upcoming dates and details at

Chicago Center for Green Technology Green Tech U  
Energy Center of Wisconsin The Energy Center University

Weatherization on demand videos

Energy Resources Center, UIC    
Heartland Community College - Green Institute Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Courses  
Illinois Chamber of Commerce: The Energy Council Illinois Energy 101 video  
Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) Greening Your Curriculum Spring 2014 Illinois Community College Targeted Energy Management Training Program
Illinois Solar Energy Association Solar 101 and Wind 101 Workshops  
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Sustainability Seminars  
International Code Council

ICC Education in Illinois -- 2012 International Energy Conservation Code


LEED® Training

USGBC Chicago Chapter LEED® Workshops


Midwest Building Technology Application Center WEBINAR Archive
US Green Building Council (USGBC) Webinar: Energy Efficiency Strategies for Schools  
USGBC Illinois Chapter Upcoming Events  
USGBC Chicago Chapter Upcoming Events  
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Local Climate and Energy Webcast Series  
Geothermal Training
Heat Spring Energy Geothermal Education and Training  
Clean Edison Geothermal Training  
International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA)

In Stillwater, OK and at other sites