Smart Energy Design Assistance

​The Smart Energy Design Assistance program supports the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) which is managed by the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

SEDAC services include:

  • free technical design assistance services for public facilities and for-profit business to identify opportunities for saving energy and money
  • education and training (for both working professionals and students)
  • information on incentives, grants, rebates, Illinois building energy codes, tax incentives through the 2005 Energy Policy Act, and energy rates
  • an informative website at:
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Virtualization
  • Convenience Stores
  • High-Rise Condos
  • Hotels
  • Ice Arenas
  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Supermarkets
  • Swimming Pools
  • Warehouses
  • Water Treatment Plants

SEDAC Training and Outreach Schedule and Presentation Archives 

SEDAC Design Assistance Experts

Opportunities exist for Design Assistance Experts to partner with SEDAC.  Design Assistance Experts include:
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Energy Consultants
Design Assistance Experts interested in participating in SEDAC are encouraged to respond to the RFQ for Design Assistance Experts.
A list of Pre-Qualified Design Assistance Experts will be maintained at SEDAC. Pre-Qualified SEDAC Design Assistance Experts can participate by bringing new business and public clients into the program and working with SEDAC to provide Design Assistance services.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What Clients are eligible for SEDAC Services?
  •  Local (county, township, municipal), State and Federal Government
  • Public Schools
  • Community Colleges
  • Public Universities
  • Public Safety, Water and Park Districts
  • For-Profit Businesses 
How can Public Sector Entities and Businesses apply to the SEDAC program?
Complete and submit the Application at the SEDAC Application page.
How can Architectural/Engineering Firms Participate in SEDAC?
To assist SEDAC with providing design assistance services please complete the SEDAC Design Assistance Expert Request for Qualifications (RFQ).
SEDAC information can be found at:
For more information, please contact:
Andrea Reiff