Oct 2018
Newsletter
Services for Ameren Illinois customers 

Act now! From now until December 31, 2018, SEDAC is offering a limited number of energy assessments for public sector facilities in Ameren Illinois territory at no cost to the customer, through the Ameren Illinois Energy Savings Program. For more information, please see sedac.org/energy-assessments SEDAC also offers retro-commissioning (RCx) services for non-residential facilities (private and public sector) in Ameren Illinois territory.  Please see sedac.org/rcx

Contact us at  800.214.7954 or info@sedac.org, or fill out an application to get started.
Socialize with SEDAC

Mark your calendars! We're inviting you - our friends, colleagues, clients and supporters - to visit SEDAC's Chicago headquarters for an evening of food, drinks, energy efficiency and networking. We'd love to learn more about what you are doing and discuss ways we can work together to decrease the energy footprint of the State of Illinois. 

When: December 6, 2018 from  5:30-7:30pm

Where:
 The National Building 
125 S. Clark St., 17th Floor 
Chicago, IL 60603

The event is free, but please RSVP here
SEDAC wins 2018 Illinois Sustainability Award! 

SEDAC is proud to have won an Illinois Sustainability Award for its work to reduce energy consumption across Illinois. Since 2004, SEDAC has provided technical assistance to over 2,700 facilities in Illinois, with energy efficiency recommendations leading to cumulative savings of 2.4 billion kWh, 117 million therms, and cost savings of nearly $300 million. A big THANK YOU to the many businesses, organizations, and communities who have partnered with us to save energy and money! Learn about the other award winners here
Wastewater Treatment Plant Energy Efficiency Workshop 

Discover opportunities for energy and cost savings at wastewater treatment facilities large and small! 

When: October 26th, 8am-noon
Where: SIU School of Law, Lesar Law Building
1150 Douglas Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901

Breakfast will be provided by Ameren Illinois, followed by speakers and interactive discussions. Ben Bolton from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will discuss low to no-cost energy efficiency measures at wastewater treatment facilities. Local Southern Illinois operators will also share their experiences of implementing energy efficiency changes at their facilities. Ameren Illinois will provide details on financial incentives available to make energy efficiency projects more affordable. Learn more about the event here


Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois EPA Office of Energy.
Chief Engineers & Facility Managers Conference Call for Papers 

ben workshop
Abstracts for papers and presentations are being accepted for the 70th Annual Chief Engineers & Facility Managers conference, held March 6-7, 2019 in Champaign, IL. The conference seeks high quality educational presentations on the latest technologies and applications used in the efficient and sustainable operation of buildings. 

A wide range of presentation topics are welcome, including: 
  • Building occupant comfort
  • Code compliance
  • Deferred maintenance
  • Energy management 
  • Budget and finance
  • Indoor air quality
  • Long-range sustainability planning
  • Water quality management
Abstracts are due by Friday, November 9, 2018 to Scott Randall at svrandal@illinois.edu

The Conference is organized by the University of Illinois, in partnership with SEDAC. Learn more here
Energy Code Training 

Attend SEDAC's upcoming workshops and webinars to learn about Energy Code basics and prepare for upcoming changes. (The 2018 IECC will go into effect March, 2019.)  
  • "2018 IECC Updates." October 25, 2018 from 12-30pm to 1:30pm in Rock Island, IL. 
  • "Energy Code Basics & 2018 IECC Updates." November 7, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm at the University of Illinois Chicago campus. 
  • Webinar: "2018 IECC Residential Provisions with Corresponding IRC Sections." November 14, 2018 from noon to 1pm. 
  • "2018 IECC Updates." December 7, 2018 from 9am to 12pm at DuPage County Administration Building, Wheaton, IL.
Register for our workshops and webinars here. For technical support and individualized guidance, call SEDAC at 800.214.7954 or email us at energycode@sedac.org

Funding for the Illinois Energy Conservation Code Training Program has been provided in whole or in part by the Illinois EPA Office of Energy.
Energy Code Tip: Indoor air quality

There's a common myth that energy efficient buildings do not promote good indoor air quality. Do the strategies that make homes and buildings more energy efficient compromise air quality? Not if you follow the Illinois Energy Conservation Code.  Homes and buildings that meet code requirements will be both energy efficient and  have good indoor air quality. 

What the Code requires. There are many code requirements that contribute to good indoor air quality. Here are a few examples: 
Whole-house Mechanical Ventilation
Why this is important.  Americans spend the majority of their time indoors, and indoor air often contains much higher concentrations of pollutants than outdoor air. Short-term health effects from poor indoor air quality range from eye irritation to headaches, and longer-term effects include respiratory disease, heart disease and cancer. 

Indoor air pollution costs Americans tens of billions of dollars each year in health care costs, sick days, and productivity. Given the high costs associated with indoor air pollution, ensuring good indoor air quality should be a top priority. 

Learn more by reading our Indoor Air Quality Energy Smart Tip.
SEDAC is an applied research center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,  
working in collaboration with 360 Energy Group. SEDAC provides technical assistance, performs research, and educates the public to reduce energy consumption. 

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