Chicago skyline Energy Efficiency Save energy and money with SEDAC's energy efficiency services Learn more Urbana downtown Building Energy Education Use SEDAC's learning modules to teach building science basics Read more Energy code workshop Energy Code Training SEDAC provides workshops, webinars, online courses, and support to increase code compliance. Upcoming Events Water treatment plant Public Water Infrastructure SEDAC offers energy assessments to reduce the cost of treating water and wastewater Learn More solar array Our Mission SEDAC's mission is to decrease the energy footprint of the State of Illinois. Learn More

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.

Our goals

Reduce the cost of doing business through energy efficient design
Expand consumer awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency and renewables
Grow and diversify the energy efficiency workforce, especially in underserved communities
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
Help communities become more sustainable and resilient through climate action planning

Who we serve

Building managers & owners

Building professionals & code officials

Public sector

Energy efficiency programs

Water and wastewater systems

State agencies & colleges

Our programs

Energy efficiency services

Climate action planning

Energy efficiency workforce initiative

Grant writing services

Energy code training

C-PACE assistance

COVID-19 building safety services

Midwestern Hydrogen Partnership

Solar feasibility

Public water infrastructure energy assessments

Green business certification

Power plays

Smart tips to supercharge your energy savings

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Smart Energy Design Assistance Center
University of Illinois
1 St Mary’s Road | Champaign, IL 61820
800.214.7954 |