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

eQUEST energy modeling series



Tue, Mar 19-Thu, Mar 21, 2013
NIU Outreach Center at Naperville
1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, IL  |  map

From quickly evaluating building energy efficiency approaches early in design to the pursuit of LEED certification, the eQUEST tool provides comprehensive building performance modeling and detailed analysis that can help in all phases of the design process—if you know how to use it. Join our expert trainers; register to attend all three days of training at a discounted rate or attend a portion of the series based on your eQUEST skill set and experience.

Introductory and intermediate eQUEST  March 19–20  •  $549
Presented by: Keith Swartz, PE, BEMP, LEED AP and Saranya Gunasingh, LEED AP BD+C, Energy Center of Wisconsin

The Introductory and intermediate eQUEST training on March 19 and 20, 2013 in Naperville, Illinois is at capacity and is now closed. For more information about an upcoming Introductory and intermediate eQUEST training taking place in Wisconsin, or to be put on a waiting list for future trainings in Illinois, please contact the education department at 608.210.7114 or The LEED energy modeling with eQUEST training on March 21, 2013 in Naperville, Illinois is still open for registration.  More...

LEED energy modeling with eQUEST  March 21  •  $289
Presented by: Amanda Bogner, PE, BEMP, LEED AP BD+C, The Energy Studio, Inc.

Prerequisite: Introductory and intermediate eQUEST attendance or intermediate knowledge of eQUEST
More and more building owners and developers are demanding LEED certification for their projects. To meet these stringent requirements, you need the skills to develop and document energy models that align with ASHRAE 90.1-2007, Appendix G. This course presents an in-depth overview of the ASHRAE standard and demonstrates how to develop baseline and proposed case models.  More...