ComEd - Smart Ideas for Business New Construction (Illinois)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois

Name ComEd - Smart Ideas for Business New Construction
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Private Schools
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Roofs, Windows, LED Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Comprehensive Measured Incentives (Electric): $0.10/kWh saved

Comprehensive Measured Incentives (Gas): $0.50/Therm saved
Technical Assistance/Building Modeling: No cost
Design Team Incentive: 10% of incentive amount

Start Date 2012-06-01
Expiration Date 2013-05-31

Installation Requirements Must exceed current International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Buildings must be privately owned commercial, industrial or multifamily buildings of at least 20,000 square feet or 100,000 square feet in cases of multifamily occupancy.
Qualifying projects include new construction, additions, change of use or major renovations of existing space by gutting and replacing at least two systems (lighting, controls, HVAC, envelope).

Maximum Incentive $200,000/facility/year

Program Administrator ComEd

References DSIRE[1]


Commonwealth Edison's (ComEd) New Construction Service program element, in coordination with Nicor Gas, provides cash incentives and technical assistance to encourage building owners, designers and architects to surpass standard practices. The New Construction program’s goal is to achieve energy savings through technical assistance early in the design phase of a new building. Technical assistance can take many forms ranging from plan review to whole building energy modeling. Customers must be located in the ComEd service territory to receive electric incentives. Additionally, customers must be located in the ComEd and Nicor Gas service territories to receive both electric and natural gas incentives. Contact ComEd for more information on this program.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name ComEd Smart Ideas
Division ComEd Energy
Address 120 E. Liberty Dr.
Address 2 Suite 290
Place Wheaton, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 60187
Phone (888) 806-2273

Contact Name Tate Walker
Department ComEd and Nicor Joint New Construction Service
Division Energy Center of Wisconsin

Phone (608) 238-8276 Ext.118
Fax (608) 238-0523

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"