Energy Efficiency Project Funding Documentation

ComEd Smart Ideas®

ComEd Smart Ideas® offers incentives for energy efficient improvements in both existing buildings and new construction. Smart Ideas incentives apply to industrial facilities, office buildings, hospitals, museums, universities, and shopping centers. Incentives are available for a range of projects including lighting, retro-commissioning, HVAC, commercial real estate, data center efficiency, and multi-family property projects.

The Retro-Commissioning program includes a fully-funded expert analysis of a commercial building’s energy-using systems to identify low- to no-cost improvements to save energy through the operating practices of a building. ESD’s consultants provide an on-site analysis of a facility, funded by ComEd’s Smart Ideas®.

Energy Efficiency Improvements and Renewable Energy Tax Deductions, Bonds, and Grants

The Department of Energy and the Federal Government support a number of grants and financing programs to provide funding assistance for energy efficiency projects. These programs often require proof that the energy efficiency improvements will produce a certain effect. ESD’s Energy+Eco team has experience with securing these opportunities and can lead the clients through the documentation process.