Energy Code Training for

Community College Students


Teach energy efficiency through energy code basics


Hands-on Curriculum | Instructor Training
Resources | Online Modules

Community college and trade programs are responsible for training the next generation of building professionals to design, construct, repair, and operate the buildings of the future. There is growing demand for skilled laborers who know how to make buildings energy efficient to save energy and reduce operating costs. Today’s professionals need training on energy efficiency best practices and how to meet energy code requirements for new and existing buildings. Join us for an exciting opportunity to bring energy efficiency basics to your students!

Bring energy efficiency basics to your students!


  • Utilize hands-on, state-of-the-art curriculum in energy efficient HVAC, lighting, envelope practices and standards
  • Integrate training modules in existing courses or teach curriculum as a stand-alone course
  • Prepare students for building code and energy efficiency careers
  • Receive instructor training and support

We are coordinating with existing certificate and training programs to ensure that the curriculum aligns with program goals and outcomes.

Participation will entail:
  1. Administrative approval for modifications to existing courses or new stand-alone course
  2. Workshop for instructors to review curriculum, tools, and lesson plans
  3. Commitment to teach some or all of the curriculum during upcoming semester

Who we are

SEDAC, the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center, is an applied research center at the University of Illinois and the Energy Code Training Provider for the State of Illinois. We are partnering with State Energy Offices in Illinois, Nevada, and Hawaii to deliver this training program. This training program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DE-EE0009092.0000, with the goal to increase participant knowledge of advanced design and construction practices among instructors and students in community college programs, and to increase awareness of employment opportunities in code official professions.

Contact SEDAC to participate! | 800.214.7954