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 goals

Reduce the cost of doing business through energy efficiency projects
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

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

At SEDAC, we work hard to create an environment where people from diverse backgrounds are respected, supported, and heard. We learn from our differences and rely on each other to grow and change. By embracing diversity, we are better prepared to help create a more equitable energy landscape.

We are committed to increasing access to energy efficiency services and jobs among underserved populations, and to identifying and addressing bias in the work we do. 

Our impact

Facilities Assessed


2.4 billion kWh
117 million therms
$300 million saved
2,500 jobs created or
sustained from savings
Savings equivalent to GHG emissions from 511,000 cars driven for 1 year
25,000 people educated
at 500 workshops & events
300 students


SEDAC Best of 2021

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SEDAC Best of 2019

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