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Accelerate Performance

Performance-based procurement helps ensure projects attain the highest level of energy efficiency.

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Every year new buildings come on line that use more energy than expected. Accelerate Performance is an initiative that empowers owners and developers to achieve desired energy performance goals within their project budget.

The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program new construction offering helps owners and developers implement this innovative procurement approach, with technical assistance and enhanced financial incentives. The program helps building owners and developers prioritize project energy goals, determine and specify appropriate energy performance requirements, and select design and contractor teams. Energy performance is verified after occupancy to ensure contractual obligations have been met.

Value Provided to Owners

  • Technical assistance to establish project energy requirements and evaluate team submittals
  • Procurement language that integrates into existing Request for Proposal (RFP) and contract documents
  • Easy-to-use processes from RFP through operations
  • Training and resources that allow owners to replicate this procurement approach across a portfolio of buildings
  • Connection to higher financial incentives for savings beyond a minimally code compliant building

Project Requirements

  • New construction or major renovation of an existing space 
  • 35–70 percent energy reduction goal
  • In project pre-planning phase (before the design team is under contract)
  • Commercial, industrial or multi-family building greater than 5,000 square feet in area
  • Located in ComEd service territory
Accelerate Performance

Technical assistance and incentives

Receive incentives for new construction or major renovation of an existing space designed to exceed energy code requirements!

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Call us at 1-855-433-2700 during normal business hours to speak with a ComEd Energy Efficiency Program representative.

The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is funded in compliance with state law.

Offers are subject to change.

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