Through workshops, webinars, and online learning, SEDAC provides opportunities for professionals to receive the training they need on the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy best practices. We partner with the Illinois EPA Office of Energy to offer Energy Code training for code officials, engineers, architects. We also train students through our internship program and teach courses on building energy systems and climate action planning at the University of Illinois. Our building energy education workshops and courses are offered to architects in Illinois and to community colleges in the US.

We conduct stakeholder outreach and research best practices to recommend ways to grow and diversify the energy efficiency workforce. We are currently working with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to launch several new clean energy workforce programs through the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act.

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Services we offer

Energy Code training

Building energy education fundamentals

Workforce development

Energy Efficiency Workforce Research

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How will CEJA Grow the Solar Workforce?

The Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) sets a goal for Illinois to reach 40% renewable energy by 2030 […]

Growing the Clean Energy Workforce

It’s an exciting time to be part of the clean energy workforce! Recent state and federal legislation has brought unprecedented […]

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Growing the Energy Efficiency Workforce: Crafting Effective Job Postings

In the current job market where job seekers have a multitude of different options, how do you craft a job […]

Energy Efficiency Workforce: Lessons Learned from Past Crises

Growing the Energy Efficiency Workforce Research Series In Illinois, nearly 10,000 energy efficiency jobs have been lost since the beginning […]

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Building a Resilient Energy Efficiency Workforce

The economic effects of the pandemic have devastated many job sectors, including the energy efficiency sector. In Illinois, there are […]


Energy Efficiency Workforce Diversity

There are many benefits to a diverse workforce. Diversity can drive competition, improve culture, foster innovation and economic growth, and […]

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Impact of COVID19 on Energy Efficiency Workforce

By Devin Day, SEDAC Engagement and Program Specialist The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented level of uncertainty for industries […]

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Energy efficiency workforce: Raising awareness

The energy efficiency sector has a high demand for workers--especially in the HVAC technician and construction industries--yet few young people […]

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Energy efficiency workforce: What’s in a name?

At SEDAC, we are committed to reducing the energy footprint of the State of Illinois by helping to grow the […]


Energy efficiency workforce: Where are we now?

The energy efficiency sector is one of the fastest growing job sectors in Illinois and nationwide. Energy efficiency businesses were projected […]