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

Building Electrification

Building electrification describes the shift to using electricity rather than burning fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal for heating […]

Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District WWTP Case Study

The Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District (KWRD) has been pursuing energy efficiency and energy recovery opportunities for many years. In October […]

Village of Heyworth WWTP Case Study

In 2022, the Village of Heyworth wastewater treatment plant, a 1.0 MGD lagoon system, faced an electric supply hike of […]

Herrin WWTP Case Study

In 2018, SEDAC performed an energy assessment for the Herrin IL Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The assessment identified several energy […]

Illinois Stretch Energy Code

On September 15, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed Senate Bill 2408, enacting the Illinois Energy Transition Act (formerly known as the […]

Retro-commissioning: A Resource for Building Owners and Operators

Retro-commissioning (RCx) is the process of improving how existing building equipment and systems function together. Depending on the age of […]

Solar array

How will CEJA Grow the Solar Workforce?

The Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) sets a goal for Illinois to reach 40% renewable energy by 2030 […]

Sustainable Design Class Students Tour Solar Production Sites in Champaign and Urbana, Illinois

On a cool and sunny spring afternoon in Central Illinois, students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Sustainable […]

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800.214.7954 | sedac-info@illinois.edu


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