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.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration
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 100 kW peak demand—are eligible for enhanced incentives through
the ComEd public small facilities offering.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
1-855-433-2700 during normal business hours to speak with a ComEd Energy Efficiency Program representative or send an email to:
Ready to apply? See why you should take advantage of our online application for standard measures.
Funds are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Effective January 1, 2018, the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is responsible for verifying that an Energy Efficiency Service Provider or installing contractor is certified by the ICC for the installation of applicable measures prior to any incentive or rebate payout.
Beginning June 1, 2019, ComEd will be responsible for verifying that certified Energy Efficiency Service Providers or installing contractors are recertified with the ICC. Payment will be withheld if the installing contractor is not re-certified by June 1st each year. This does not apply to customers who choose to self-install the applicable measure(s). For more information concerning the ICC certification and re-certification requirements, instructions and rules can be found at: ICC EE Installer Certification.
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is funded in compliance with state law.
Offers are subject to change.