Energy Code Training and Support

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SEDAC is the Illinois Energy Conservation Code training provider

The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC), in partnership with the Illinois EPA Office of Energy, provides training to increase awareness of the Illinois Energy Conservation Code and to improve the energy efficiency of new construction and renovation in Illinois.

SEDAC offers workshops, webinars, online training, resources, and technical support.

Our training program serves community code officials, construction professionals and trades, and design professionals such as architects and engineers in Illinois.

Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois EPA Office of Energy.

2019 National Energy Codes Conference Poster 

poster

In May, SEDAC presented a poster at the 2019 National Energy Codes Conference featuring our Energy Code Training and Support Program.

Title: Building a Successful Energy Code Training and Support Program: Lessons Learned

Abstract: How do you build a successful Energy Code Training Program? SEDAC, in partnership with the Illinois EPA Office of Energy, has provided Illinois Energy Conservation Code training and support to hundreds of community code officials, design and construction professionals, and students in Illinois. Since 2018 SEDAC has delivered 17 workshops and webinars to over 800 participants, 4 online courses to over 200 students, and energy code technical support to over 220 individuals. SEDAC's goal is to increase awareness of the Code and improve code compliance of new construction and renovation. This poster discusses lessons learned from our program, with a focus on developing engaging content, providing multiple training options for busy professionals, and attracting participants, especially in hard-to-reach areas.