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Elect to Save with Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Local Government

The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program provides incentives and technical services to help municipalities, counties, townships, and other units of local government save money and energy.


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Electricity Consumption by Local Government Facilities


   Ventilation  25%
   Computers  19%
   Lighting  17%
   Heating & Cooling  16%
   Office Equipment  4%
   Refrigeration  3%
   Other  15%

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

 FREE Assessment

Uncover Money-Saving Opportunities with Free Assessments

ComEd offers FREE facility assessments to help local government customers identify energy-saving opportunities, from lighting and occupancy sensors to HVAC systems, chillers and motors. A ComEd energy engineer will visit your facility and provide a report detailing recommended energy efficiency projects, many with short turnaround times and minimal disruption.

Each facility assessment recommendation includes estimated costs, incentives and simple ROI. Energy efficiency incentives are available for facilities of all sizes, but smaller public sector customers—those with under 400 kW peak demand—are eligible for the Small Business offering.


Reduce Lighting Costs with LED Upgrades, Occupancy Sensors

Newer LED lights use about 75 percent less energy and last 15 times longer on average than incandescent bulbs. Public sector customers are eligible for instant discounts on commercial-grade LED lighting and exit sign products—save at the time of purchase, with no paperwork!

ComEd also offers incentives for installing new fixtures, occupancy sensors, daylight controls and timers to ensure areas are always well lit whenever they need to be—and aren't wasting energy when they don't. Upgrade your lighting inside and out for safer and more welcoming public spaces, while also saving money and energy!

 Heating & Cooling

Improve the Comfort of Your Buildings… and Your Budget

Simple enhancements to your heating and cooling systems can improve occupant comfort and reduce energy costs. ComEd offers incentives and technical assistance to tune-up or replace your inefficient HVAC units, providing more efficient temperature control while using less energy.

Each HVAC tune-up, conducted by a trained ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider, includes a thorough inspection and adjustment of the unit's thermostat, economizer, refrigerant charge, coils and belts for optimal performance. Incentives are also available for HVAC system component upgrades like water and air-cooled chillers, variable speed drives, energy management systems, demand-controlled ventilation and air-side economizers.

 IT Systems

Improving Your IT Room Equipment

Your facility most likely houses its vital IT equipment in a closet or room. Computer equipment requires air conditioning to prevent overheating. However, inefficient cooling units may cost more to run and maintain. Thankfully, ComEd offers incentives to help you upgrade your IT room’s equipment.

From energy-efficient air conditioning units to uninterruptible power supplies, you can keep your computer equipment running while also saving money. View our fact sheet to discover other energy-saving opportunities for your IT room.


Reduce Energy Use at Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Water supply and wastewater treatment operations are among the biggest energy-consuming activities in the public sector. ComEd offers incentives for installing high-efficiency blowers, aerator controls, compressed air systems, fine bubble diffusers and other equipment that can help your water facilities save money and energy.

In addition, our comprehensive water and wastewater studies are designed to analyze your facilities, identifying energy efficiency projects that could significantly reduce energy waste and lower operating costs by as much as 20 percent.

 Building Optimization

Building Optimization Helps Facilities Work Smarter, Not Harder

Over time, public buildings become less energy efficient—equipment ages, settings and equipment schedules are changed, routine maintenance gets skipped, etc. Through the building optimization process known as retro-commissioning, or RCx, ComEd energy experts provide technical assistance to help you identify no- and low-cost operational improvements to your existing systems and equipment.

A fully-funded building optimization study will provide a list of energy-saving recommendations. You can implement the suggested improvements that make sense for your organization. RCx participants save an average of 5 percent annually on their electric bills, with an average simple payback of 1.5 years!

 New Construction

Technical Assistance, Incentives on New Construction Projects

Is your unit of local government planning a major renovation or new construction project? The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program provides comprehensive building modeling services at no cost to you. We will work with your design team to maximize savings and incentives to help your new construction project exceed Illinois Energy Conservation Code requirements.

New developments and major renovations of at least 5,000 sq. ft. are eligible. Be sure to involve the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program team as soon as possible—the earlier we are engaged in the design process, the higher the incentive values and the greater the long-term savings!

 Additional Project Incentives

 Let's Get Started

1. Schedule an Assessment

Call 1-855-433-2700 or fill out the Online Form to request a Facility Assessment. A ComEd energy engineer will assess your facility and equipment for potential electrical savings during a two-hour site walkthrough.

2. Receive Recommendations

Within a month, you will receive a high-level summary recommending energy-saving changes and upgrades that can improve the energy efficiency of your business.

3. Make Improvements & Apply for Incentives

After you have decided which energy-saving improvements you want to make, consult the ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider Directory to find a contractor who can provide the products and services you need and help you apply for ComEd Energy Efficiency Program incentives, or you can purchase materials and use your own staff to install.

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LEEP Ahead to Save More

LEEP Ahead

Large Energy Efficiency Projects can now earn up to an additional 30% incentive on standard projects!

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