SEDAC, the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center, is an applied research program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a public-private partnership with 360 Energy Group in Chicago. 
Our mission is to decrease the energy footprint of the State of Illinois and beyond.

Our programs

Energy code training

Public water infrastructure energy assessments

Workforce development

Energy efficiency services

Green business services

Solar services

Building energy education

Climate action planning

Thriving communities technical assistance

Who we serve


Clean energy professionals


Water and wastewater systems

Colleges and universities

State agencies and utilities

Power plays

Smart tips to supercharge your energy savings

Preparing Illinois Businesses for a Sustainable Future: Pollution Prevention Strategies and Innovations Webinar Series

Join us to explore how sustainability and pollution prevention solutions benefit Illinois businesses by increasing profitability, reducing waste, and increasing […]

Case Study: No-Cost and Low-Cost Measures to Improve Energy Efficiency at WWTPs

Energy represents a significant expense across all processes at wastewater treatment systems, after operations and maintenance costs. The most energy-intensive […]

Case Study: Du Quoin Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Du Quoin Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in southern Illinois runs a Schrieber Plant with an average flow of 2.4 […]

Opportunities and Stacking Funding: Paying for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects in Illinois Colleges

Building construction and maintenance can be costly for large and complex energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and self-funding is […]

The Path to Resilience: Maximizing Energy Savings at Wastewater Treatment Plants

Wastewater treatment facilities can account for up to 30% of a municipality’s energy use. Plants that set energy efficiency as […]

Electric Lawn Mower Considerations for Batteries and Maintenance

If you are considering the adoption of electric outdoor tools to replace gas-powered equipment, consider the following benefits offered: We’ve […]

Lighting Considerations for Illinois Community Colleges

Lighting upgrades and changeouts provide opportunities to improve the environment while minimizing energy consumption. SEDAC provides 3 resources for good […]

Water Pumping Efficiency Technical Tip

Fluid pumping is a major component of many water and wastewater plants’ energy consumption. For most potable water plants, pumping […]

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