TRAINING AND OUTREACH

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.

Training opportunities by SEDAC, DCEO, and other organizations 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 info@sedac.org.

SEDAC Presentations

Past Presentations

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

Download the pdf for free from our Presentation Archive

SEDAC Training

ONLINE MODULES

    • Strategies for Designing Energy Efficient New Construction Projects

    • Designing Beyond Code

    • Energy Assessments: A Cost Savings Solution for Schools

SEDAC Energy Efficiency Workshops

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. All public sector attendees will receive a 15% Illinois Energy Now Incentive Bonus Coupon. Flyer describing all six workshops.

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.

 

DATE LOCATION DETAILS
October 22, 2014
8:30 AM-1 PM

College of Lake County
19351 West Washington St
Grayslake, IL 60030-1193
Room C003

Flyer

Getting to Efficiency in Public Buildings - Tips for Managing and Retrofitting your Building

Who should attend: Public Sector - Schools, Municipalities, County Governments, Park Districts, Community Colleges, etc...

Register

3 AIA/CES HSW LUs

October 29, 2014
9:00 AM-1 PM

Illini Center
200 South Wacker DR
Chicago, IL 60606

Flyer

High Performance Design for New Public Buildings - Designing Beyond Code

Who should attend: Architects, designers, and engineers

Register

3 AIA/CES HSW LUs

October 30, 2014
8:30 AM-1 PM

Rock Valley Community College
3301 N Mulford Rd
Rockford, IL 61114

Flyer

High Performance Design for New Public Buildings - Designing Beyond Code

Who should attend: Architects, designers, and engineers

Register

3 AIA/CES HSW LUs

November 5th, 2014
8:30 AM-1 PM

 

Parkland College
1315 North Mattis Avenue,
Champaign, IL  61821
Room J127

Flyer

High Performance Design for New Public Buildings - Designing Beyond Code

Who should attend: Architects, designers, and engineers

Register

3 AIA/CES HSW LUs

November 7, 2014
8:30 AM-1 PM

Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221

Room 2311/2313

Flyer

Getting to Efficiency in Public Buildings - Tips for Managing and Retrofitting your Building

Who should attend: Public Sector - Schools, Municipalities, County Governments, Park Districts, Community Colleges, etc..

Register

3 AIA/CES HSW LUs

November 12, 2014
8:30 AM-1 PM

Business Innovation Services
University of Illinois
1100 E. Warrenville Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Flyer

Getting to Efficiency in Public Buildings - Tips for Managing and Retrofitting your Building

Who should attend: Public Sector - Schools, Municipalities, County Governments, Park Districts, Community Colleges, etc..

Register3 AIA/CES HSW LUs

 


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

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).

 

 

For more training events and dates visit:

http://www.illinoishomeperformance.org/training

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Energy Training Offered by Other Organizations:

Organization Name Training Link Details
Illinois utilities
Ameren Illinois ActOnEnergy® 

Education and Training

webinars coming up:

Webinar: LED Luminaires: Choosing Wisely
Tuesday, September 16, 2014  |  9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Register

 

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

 

www.ecw.org/comedtraining

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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

 

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

www.IllinoisHomePerformance.org/training

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

On Demand Webinars

Introduction to retro-commissioning
Online 24/7
Presented by Rebecca Ellis
AFE, AIA, BOMI, IACET, WI PE
ON-DEMAND COMMERCIAL WEBINAR
Retro-commissioning is a process that can significantly improve asset value, occupant comfort, indoor environmental quality and equipment performance; increase operation and maintenance staff expertise; and drive deep and lasting energy savings. This on-demand webinar offers a brief introduction to the retro-commissioning process and quickly moves into the identification of facility and system characteristics that makeup particularly good or bad candidates for retro-commissioning. The various factors that impact the cost of retro-commissioning will be discussed, as well as the potential benefits of the process while not overlooking those that are non-energy related. Learn more and register to watch the on-demand webinar now.

Advanced RTU control strategies
Online 24/7
Presented by Ryan Hoger
AFE, AIA, BOMI, IACET, WI DSPS, WI PE
ON-DEMAND COMMERCIAL WEBINAR
In the past 10 years, the average gas efficiency of RTUs has moved from 80 percent to just 82 percent and the cooling efficiency of the refrigeration circuits has improved slightly. Learn how to improve the efficiency of existing and new RTUs during this on-demand webinar. Recent DOE research is discussed, products are reviewed, new fan controls are explained and code requirements and standards are summarized. Learn more and register to watch the on-demand webinar now.

Operating an energy efficient restaurant
Online 24/7
Presented by Richard Young
On-Demand Commercial Video Series
Restaurants use more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings. Join us to learn what energy efficiency initiatives make sense in the food service industry. Efficient cooking, ventilation, refrigeration, lighting and more are explored during this six-part video series. Register to watch all or part of the series now.

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

 

 
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