Smart Energy Design Assistance Center
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SEDAC is an applied research program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. SEDAC is a public-private partnership that operates in collaboration with the 360 Energy Group along with utilities and other energy entities across the state like the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. SEDAC provides advice and analysis to facilities to achieve energy efficiency savings and reduce the Illinois energy footprint.
For a brief summary of what SEDAC does, see SEDAC at a glance.
For a brief summary of SEDAC's experience and impact, see SEDAC's Public Engagement Mission.
- Reduce the cost of doing business for Illinois entities through energy efficiency design assistance projects. By expanding consumer awareness of energy efficient design alternatives and retrofit options, we transform markets to make these choices more viable.
- Demonstrate the cost effectiveness of energy efficiency strategies as a response to higher energy prices.
- Support job creation and retention in Illinois by reducing operating costs and providing a variety of opportunities (for architects, engineers and other building professionals) to learn and practice innovative, efficient building design and construction techniques. Jobs study.
- Support electric and natural gas reliability in the state by promoting energy efficient building practices that release system capacity.
- Reduce pollution by minimizing wasted energy and demonstrate that reducing environmental impact yields improved economic viability.
- Department of Landscape Architecture
- Illinois PHA Energy Program
- UIC Energy Resources Center
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Technical Assistance for Buildings and Communities
Buildings and communities in Illinois can save energy and money by participating in SEDAC's energy efficiency programs. These programs provide the following technical assistance to make buildings more energy efficient:
- Energy assessments
- New construction design assistance
- Quick advice
- Economic analysis
- Utility incentive guidance
- Implementation assistance
- Information about financing options
To find out more and determine eligibility visit the Request SEDAC Services page to find contact information or apply online.
Students participate in SEDAC through internships and student employment. SEDAC’s internship program provides interns with a thorough foundation in understanding energy usage in buildings. Intern experiences include mentorship from experienced engineers and architects as they participate in instruction, hands-on workshops, field experience, and individual projects related to building energy usages. Find out more on Short Courses and Internship Program.