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Whether your facility serves a large federal department or a small State of Illinois agency, if it’s based in ComEd service territory, the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program has incentives and technical services to help state and federal customers save money and energy. The taxpayers will thank you!

Electricity Use in State & Federal Facilities

.25,.19,.17,.16,.04,.03,.15

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


Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

 FREE Facility Assessment

Uncover Money-Saving Opportunities with Free Assessments

ComEd offers FREE facility assessments to help public sector 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 accounts—those with under 100 kW peak demand—are eligible for enhanced incentives through the ComEd public small facilities offering.

 LED Streetlights

Replace Public Roadway Lights with Efficient LEDs

Receive incentives of 70 cents per watt reduced for converting public-owned streetlights to energy-efficient LED lamps. Incentives are in addition to ongoing savings—LED streetlights deliver reduced operating costs, longer fixture life, and enhanced light control over legacy mercury vapor (MV) and high-pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights.

Take advantage of free ComEd streetlight services, including application support and fixture mapping assistance!

 Lighting

Reduce Lighting Costs with LED Upgrades, Occupancy Sensors

Newer LED lights use about 75 percent less energy and last 25 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

​Solutions for Your Power-Hungry IT Systems

Keep your critical IT infrastructure running at peak energy efficiency with technical assistance from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program. Whether your state or federal facility boasts a full-fledged data center or a single telecom room or small server closet, we can help you reduce energy use without sacrificing reliability or processing power.

By installing energy-efficient cooling equipment, relocating your servers or upgrading system software, you can realize significant annual energy savings. ComEd can help you identify and implement energy-efficient solutions for your computers and tech hardware.

ComEd energy experts will review your facility's IT setup and recommend energy-efficient solutions and incentives, including equipment upgrades, temperature control systems and opportunities for colocation. Data center energy efficiency projects can be completed in as little as two weeks, often with no operational disruption.

 Retro-Commissioning

​Help Your Facility 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 school. RCx participants have saved 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 square feet 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!

 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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