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Build Energy Efficiency from the Ground Up

New Construction

ComEd offers comprehensive energy solutions for new construction and major renovation projects. The program helps you push your design further by offering both technical assistance and financial incentives for energy conservation measures. Working in conjunction with the gas utilities, the program offers a holistic approach to assisting your project.

Commercial, Industrial and Public Sector New Construction

We make it easy to design for greater energy savings. The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program new construction offering provides solutions that can help your facility generate long-term energy and cost savings.

Consult with experienced technical experts at no cost and receive one-time financial incentives for new construction or major renovation designed to exceed energy code requirements. Major renovations are eligible if including significant beyond-code upgrades to at least two major building systems. Additional funds are available for lead design firms that actively engage with the program. We provide recommendations, assistance and financial incentives for energy-saving improvements to all major building systems — envelope, HVAC equipment, lighting, commercial refrigeration and more.

Tailored incentives are offered for achieving energy efficiency best practices in certain markets:

Other building types not listed above are served via a performance path, with recommendations and incentives based on energy modeling by ComEd program engineers.

Affordable Housing New Construction

Developers of income eligible single-family and multi-family new construction and major renovation projects are eligible for incentives and technical assistance through our affordable housing new construction offering. This offering provides a holistic performance standard improving envelope, HVAC, lighting, and hot water to improve comfort and reduce energy use increase indoor environmental quality. Engage early in project planning to leverage greater financial resources while enhancing comfort and reducing energy use.

Electric Homes New Construction

Make the jump to high-quality, next-generation, electric homes. Reduce energy bills while providing superior comfort. Prepare for a clean, resilient energy future. No gas connection required.

Builders of new construction single-family homes, duplexes, townhomes and 2-4 flats are eligible to receive $2000 per home in financial incentives for achieving best practice energy efficiency. Meet the program’s energy efficiency requirements including envelope, all-electric HVAC, heat pump water heating, lighting and appliances. Learn about additional clean energy strategies like solar power, electric vehicle charging, smart homes and induction cooking.

Limitations apply.

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