Smart Energy Design Assistance Center
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The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (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. 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
- UIC Energy Resources Center
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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.
- Energy basics
- Using weather data
- Identifying energy efficiency measures
- Calculating energy savings
- Lighting basics
- Writing effective energy assessment reports