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Welcome to SEDAC

SEDAC, the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center, is an applied research program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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

Communities

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

Lift Station Optimization in Wastewater Treatment Plants

Lift stations move wastewater from lower to higher elevation, particularly where the elevation of wastewater sources is not sufficient for […]

Illinois Home Energy Code Checklist & Energy Certificate

For Homeowners and Realtors. Are you interested in buying an energy efficient home? Do you want to learn how to make your home more energy efficient? This checklist can help you quickly assess a home's energy performance and construction.

Making it Easier for Businesses to Go Green & Track Impact

SEDAC and the the California Green Business Network, one of the largest and longest running green business programs in the country, […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

To address the challenges of rising gas prices, climate change, and dwindling fossil fuel resources, policymakers point to electrification as […]

Energy Code Benefits for Architects & Engineers

Energy codes provide an opportunity for architects and engineers to serve the public good by creating buildings with low environmental […]

Energy Code Benefits for Homeowners and Realtors

For over 25 years, building energy codes have played a significant role in saving American homeowners money on utilities while […]

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