The Smart Energy Design Center (SEDAC) provides advice and analyses enabling non-residential facilities in the State of Illinois to increase profitability through the efficient use of energy resources. The free technical services for public sector clients can identify opportunities for energy savings through intelligent building design and efficient building components and systems. See SEDAC At a Glance.

Services We Provide

**This is an ICC approved program through the Illinois Power Agency

Who We Serve

  • Local (county, township, municipal), State, and Federal Governments
  • Public schools
  • Community colleges
  • Public universities and colleges
  • Public safety, water, and park districts

The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO), in partnership with ComEd, Ameren Illinois Utilities, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas, and Nicor Gas. SEDAC provides valuable services at no cost to public facilities. SEDAC is managed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and partners with the 360 Energy Group.

SEDAC manages DCEO's public sector energy programs: Retro-commissioning, Energy Performance Contracting, New Construction Incentive Review Program,

Through the Illinois Energy Now program, SEDAC promotes adoption of efficient building technologies by public sector entities and businesses. We accomplish these goals through a combination of strategic outreach, design assistance, training, communications and information dissemination, and assistance with alternative financing approaches. This strategy is intended to stimulate demand for energy-efficient building technologies while developing the local infrastructure and industry expertise to develop these products and services. These goals are crucial to transforming the market and assuring the program's benefits continue beyond its conclusion.

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SEDAC At a Glance (PDF)

If you have questions about how energy efficiency can help your public sector operation, please contact us on our secure web form; via e-mail at; or by telephone at 800.214.7954.