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, partner, and other organizations.
Subscribe to the Illinois Energy Now Newsletter for monthly updates.
Check the Illinois Energy Now Calendar
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
EB-101: Energy Assessments: A Cost Savings Solution for Schools
EB-105: An Introduction to Energy Terms and Measurements
EB-106: Introduction to Building Equipment
EB-107: Sample Calculations for Energy Cost Reduction Measures
NC-201 Designing Beyond Code
NC-301 Strategies for Designing Energy Efficient New Construction Projects
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-Illinois Energy Now 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.
Illinois Energy Codes - FREE training at community colleges throughout Illinois from October through May 2015.
Four types of classes available - see details right. Click on Flyer links to register.
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
5. Inside the Game! Modeling to Code with OpenStudio 1.5.0 Flyer
Register - click on the location in the flyer
|Illinois Home Performance (offered by 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).||
For more training events and dates visit:
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|Organization Name||Training Link||Details|
|Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy®||
Education and Training
webinars coming up:
BOC training available from ActOnEnergy®
Customers of ComEd, Ameren Illinois, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas may be eligible for a $500 rebate upon successful completion of the training.
ComEd and the Energy Center University
ComEd Smart Ideas® trade ally trainings
On-demand webcast: Dynamic ventilation reset strategies
energySMART training series
Training opportunities covering a variety of rebate and technical topics. Please visit tradeally.nicorgasrebates.com/en/trade-allies/event-calendar for training dates and details.
|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 in the fall:
Champagin, Chicago, and Springfield
Registration and full course schedules are available at www.boccentral.org
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||
On Demand Webinars
Introduction to retro-commissioning
Advanced RTU control strategies
Operating an energy efficient restaurant
|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||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
|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|
|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
|Geothermal Alliance of Illinois||2014 Chicagoland GEOthermal seminar on November 6, 2014||Details|