What is the Illinois
Energy Conservation Code?

Frequently asked questions

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SEDAC's Energy Code publications

Below-grade Insulation

Check out our new Energy Code Smart Tip for below-grade insulation! What insulation is required for below-grade walls? On the […]

Slab Insulation

Slabs can be big culprits for energy loss from heat that is conducted outward and through the perimeter of the […]

Energy Code Smart Tip: Energy Rating Index

Newly constructed residential buildings in Illinois have three paths for compliance. This energy code smart tip explores the basics of […]

How COVID-19 is Affecting Code Officials

How is the COVID-19 pandemic impacting the work that code officials do? Will the pandemic impact compliance with the Energy […]

Duct Leakage Testing

Duct leakage testing helps to make sure that ducts are properly sealed to create an energy efficient, comfortable, and healthy […]

Increasing Energy Code Compliance

Illinois law requires all new commercial and residential construction projects to comply with a statewide energy conservation code. The current […]

An Introduction to COMcheck & REScheck

The Department of Energy developed COMcheck and REScheck to improve consistency in code compliance. These free, easy-to-use tools help verify […]

Thermal Comfort

Why should designers and building professionals make the extra effort to comply with the Illinois Energy Conservation Code? Following the […]

Energy Code: Low-income housing

Nowhere is there a greater need for energy efficiency than in low-income housing. Low-income households have a higher energy burden. […]

Blower Door Testing

Energy code requirements have been a large driver for the increase in blower door testing. Blower door testing became a […]