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 goals

Reduce the cost of doing business through energy efficient design
Expand consumer awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency and renewables
Help communities become more sustainable and resilient through climate action planning
Foster a more equitable energy landscape by improving access to energy efficiency services
Train a new generation of design professionals to become leaders in energy efficiency worldwide
Grow and diversify the energy efficiency workforce, especially in underserved communities

Who we serve

Building managers & owners

Building professionals & code officials


Energy efficiency programs

Water and wastewater systems

State agencies & colleges

Our programs

Energy efficiency services

Climate action planning

Public water infrastructure energy assessments

Energy code training

Workforce development

Solar feasibility

Building energy education

Green business services

Grant writing assistance

Power plays

Smart tips to supercharge your energy savings

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Illinois Home Energy Code Checklist & Energy Certificate

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Contact Us

Have a question? Interested in working with us? Email or call us and we'll respond within two business days. If you are interested in receiving SEDAC's energy efficiency services, fill out the SEDAC Services Application.
We look forward to connecting with you!


Smart Energy Design Assistance Center
1 St Mary’s Road | Champaign, IL 61820
800.214.7954 | sedac-info@illinois.edu