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

A Safer Future: Embracing PFAS-Free Takeout Containers

SEDAC has embarked on a collaborative project aimed at transforming the foodservice industry in the Chicagoland area. In partnership with […]

Energy Codes & Energy Resilience

Energy codes dictate building performance related to energy use and conservation through design, materials,and methods of construction. The codes provide […]

Image describing Illinois' first green dining district

Piloting Illinois’ First Green Dining District

The restaurant industry in Illinois is ripe for a cooperative effort to reduce food waste, plastics, and energy use. Most […]

Fringe Salon Case Study

Fringe of Lombard is a boutique salon offering a unique sustainability experience for their customers. Since 2017, when the salon […]

Build Tight, Ventilate Right

“Build tight, ventilate right” is an often-repeated motto of those who consider energy efficiency and comfort as critical to the […]

Cold Climate Heat Pumps Work!

Heat pump technology is far from new. The concept was first developed in the mid to late 1800’s and has […]

2021 IECC: Code Basics and Simplifying Code Compliance Workshop

SEDAC Energy Code trainers Shawn Maurer and Ryan Siegel traveled to Springfield on October 17, 2023 to present an energy […]

Building Electrification

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

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800.214.7954 | sedac-info@illinois.edu


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