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Affordable Housing

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ComEd offers technical assistance and incentives to developers of affordable housing to help them exceed Illinois Energy Conservation Code.

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As a developer of affordable housing, you may be eligible for incentives through the ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program. Maximize your opportunity to leverage no-cost energy efficiency expertise and receive incentives by applying early in the design process!

The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program affordable housing new construction (AHNC) offering provides technical guidance and incentives for new construction and renovation projects that improve comfort and reduce energy use for income eligible households.

Resources made available through the ComEd Affordable Housing New Construction program were absolutely vital to the success of this project. With this support, we were able to include items that will enhance residents’ comfort, health, and affordability for years to come.

Richard Koenig, PhD, Executive Director, Housing Opportunity Development Corporation

Project Eligibility Requirements

  • Includes affordable units reserved for income-eligible residents earning at or below 80% of area median income (AMI)
  • Must be located in ComEd service territory
  • Design and construction must meet or exceed the ComEd Multi-Family Standard and the current Illinois Energy Conservation Code

ComEd Multi-Family Standard

Design and construction of all living space within participant buildings must follow specifications from theComEd Multi-Family Standard. The standard details tiers of energy conservation measures designed to deliver significant energy savings over the current Illinois Energy Conservation Code baseline.

The standard includes energy efficiency measures, addressing:

  • Building envelope: high performance windows, reduced infiltration, improved thermal performance
  • Lighting: high performance interior and exterior lighting with advanced controls
  • HVAC: high performance HVAC equipment with advanced controls
  • Hot water: high performance water-heating equipment and low-flow fixtures
  • Appliances: ENERGY STAR® appliances and other equipment

The program provides clear technical guidance and crucial financial support. Program staff were very responsive and helpful, even under tight deadlines. Everyone that can use this program should.

Jon Davidshofer, Multifamily Development Director, Economic Growth Corporation
Affordable Housing

Improve comfort… and reduce energy use

Implement energy conservation measures designed to deliver significant energy savings for affordable housing residents.

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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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