ComEd and Nicor Gas, together with our education partner The Energy Center University  

ComEd® and Nicor Gas New Construction Service
Financial incentives and technical assistance available for energy efficiency.

If your business or design firm is in the early design stage of a new construction or major renovation project in Chicago or northern Illinois, you should know about the ComEd and Nicor Gas New Construction Service.

The New Construction Service combines financial incentives and technical assistance such as energy modeling to encourage owners, developers and design teams to incorporate energy-saving strategies in their building’s design. Applications must be submitted early in the design phase to qualify for the program (design development or earlier).

For more information visit the New Construction Service website. For questions or to discuss a specific project, contact the New Construction Service team at 855.433.2700 or

Conceptual energy modeling: Clarifying early design opportunities


Conceptual energy modeling can help to inform many critical energy focused decisions very early in the design process. Early energy-efficiency decisions can help to avoid expensive "re-design" fees, reduce the cost to implement measures later in design, and provide the building owner with a more valuable asset. Conceptual energy modeling is also critical when establishing performance-based energy targets.

During this webinar, we'll discuss how to perform conceptual energy modeling with relatively basic information, when to use it in the design process, and common applications and scenarios. A live demonstration will be conducted that will show you how to use simple tools within a comprehensive analysis format to imbed energy, first cost, and life cycle cost information into the early design process.  more...

Cost Free to view, $49 to take quiz for credit  more...

Credits  AIA, GBCI, IACET, WI-DSPS  more...

presented by  Adam McMillen, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Energy Consulting, and Ben Heymer, PE, Energy Engineer, Energy Center of Wisconsin  more...


If you have any general questions or would like more information, please contact the education department at 608.210.7114 or