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 feasibility

Building energy education

Climate action planning

Who we serve


Building professionals & code officials


Water and wastewater systems

Colleges and universities

State agencies and utilities

Our goals

Expand consumer awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency and renewables
Help communities become more sustainable and resilient through climate action planning
Reduce the cost of doing business through green business solutions
Create a more equitable clean energy landscape where everyone has access to the benefits of clean energy
Train a new generation of professionals to become leaders in the green economy
Grow and diversify the clean energy workforce, especially in underserved communities

Power plays

Smart tips to supercharge your energy savings
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How will CEJA Grow the Solar Workforce?

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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 […]

Algal Treatment for Wastewater Treatment Plants

A new process to enhance water treatment and minimize energy consumption is gaining traction in Water Resource Recovery. The concept […]

Illinois EPA Public Water Infrastructure Energy Efficiency Program Flyer

Take a look at our program flyer for information on no-cost energy assessments, top energy savings opportunities, and realized savings […]

Growing the Clean Energy Workforce

It’s an exciting time to be part of the clean energy workforce! Recent state and federal legislation has brought unprecedented […]

Solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) Guide

Many organizations are considering adding solar to their electricity mix. This guide discusses power purchase agreements (PPA) for the procurement […]

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