Provides grants to public sector entities to encourage applicants to design new or rehabbed buildings to achieve the greatest level of energy efficiency. The program offers incentives for facility design improvements beyond code. Buildings with whole-building energy models will qualify for a design bonus on beyond code performance. Estimated energy savings must be documented by energy modeling and/or supporting calculations. This program is part of the Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio and is limited to Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Peoples, Nicor and North Shore utility service territories. The New Construction Program is managed by the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC).
New Construction Program Update as of October, 2016