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Extinguish Inefficiency at Police and Fire Facilities

Police and fire facilities act as a home away from home for the first responders in our community. The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program can help improve the cost-effectiveness—not to mention the security, comfort and aesthetics—of public safety facilities.


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Electricity Consumption by End Use in Public Safety Facilities


   Heating &Cooling  24%
   Lighting  21%
   Computers  11%
   Ventilation  7%
   Refrigeration  4%
   Office Equipment  3%
   Cooking  1%
   Other  27%

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

 FREE Assessment

Uncover Money-Saving Opportunities with Free Assessments

ComEd offers FREE facility assessments to help police and fire customers identify energy-saving opportunities, whether it’s lighting, HVAC systems, chillers or motors. A ComEd energy engineer will visit your facility and provide a report detailing recommended energy efficiency projects, many with short turnaround times and minimal disruption. Each recommendation includes estimated cost and projected ROI.

Even better, most firehouses and smaller police stations—those with under 400 kW peak demand—are eligible for the Small Business offering.


Reduce Maintenance and Improve Safety with LED Lighting

The on-call, 24-hour nature of police stations and firehouses necessitates lighting systems that are flexible, efficient and ideally automated. ComEd provides incentives for installation of occupancy sensors, daylight controls and timers that ensure that areas are always well lit whenever they need to be — and aren’t wasting energy when they don’t.

Newer LED lights use about 75 percent less energy and last on average 15 times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs, enhancing reliability and longevity of lighting in restricted-access areas in police facilities and the high bays of firehouses. LEDs require almost zero warm-up period, going from dark to full brightness instantly. This contributes to a safer workplace and more secure premises — not to mention a more pleasant and comfortable environment.

All public sector customers are eligible for instant discounts on commercial-grade lighting and exit sign products. Save instantly at the time of purchase, with no paperwork necessary!

 Heating & Cooling

Enhance Occupant Comfort with HVAC Upgrades

Heating, ventilation and cooling account for nearly a third of energy use in a typical public safety building. ComEd offers incentives and technical assistance to tune-up or replace your inefficient HVAC system, saving money while enhancing the comfort of the officers and firefighters who spend long hours in the building.

Each HVAC unit tune-up, conducted by a trained ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider, includes a thorough inspection and adjustment of the unit’s thermostat, economizer, refrigerant charge, coils and belts for optimal performance. Incentives are also available for HVAC system component upgrades like water and air-cooled chillers, variable speed drives, energy management systems, demand-controlled ventilation and air-side economizers.

 IT Systems

Improving Your IT Room Equipment

Your facility most likely houses its vital IT equipment in a closet or room. Computer equipment requires air conditioning to prevent overheating. However, inefficient cooling units may cost more to run and maintain. Thankfully, ComEd offers incentives to help you upgrade your IT room’s equipment.

From energy-efficient air conditioning units to uninterruptible power supplies, you can keep your computer equipment running while also saving money. View our fact sheet to discover other energy-saving opportunities for your IT room.

 Building Optimization

Building Optimization Helps Facilities Work Smarter, Not Harder

Over time, public safety buildings become less energy efficient—equipment ages, settings and equipment schedules are changed, routine maintenance gets skipped, etc. Through the building optimization process known as retro-commissioning, or RCx, ComEd energy experts provide technical assistance to help you identify no- and low-cost operational improvements to your existing systems and equipment.

A fully-funded building optimization study will provide a list of energy-saving recommendations. You can implement the suggested improvements that make sense for your school. RCx participants save an average of 5 percent annually on their electric bills, with an average simple payback of 1.5 years!

 New Construction

Technical Assistance, Incentives on New Construction Projects

Is your police or fire department planning a major renovation or new construction project? The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program provides comprehensive building modeling services at no cost to you. We will work with your design team to maximize savings and incentives to help your new construction project exceed Illinois Energy Conservation Code requirements.

New developments and major renovations of at least 5,000 sq. ft. are eligible. Be sure to involve the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program team as soon as possible—the earlier we are engaged in the design process, the higher the incentive values and the greater the long-term savings!

 Additional Project Incentives

 Let's Get Started

1. Schedule an Assessment

Call 1-855-433-2700 or fill out the Online Form to request a Facility Assessment. A ComEd energy engineer will assess your facility and equipment for potential electrical savings during a two-hour site walkthrough.

2. Receive Recommendations

Within a month, you will receive a high-level summary recommending energy-saving changes and upgrades that can improve the energy efficiency of your business.

3. Make Improvements & Apply for Incentives

After you have decided which energy-saving improvements you want to make, consult the ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider Directory to find a contractor who can provide the products and services you need and help you apply for ComEd Energy Efficiency Program incentives, or you can purchase materials and use your own staff to install.

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Free Webinar

Learn how to incorporate energy efficiency into your police and fire facility with incentives and offerings from ComEd. Watch the free on-demand webinar, Energy Efficiency for Police and Fire Facilities.

LEEP Ahead to Save More

LEEP Ahead

Large Energy Efficiency Projects can now earn up to an additional 30% incentive on standard projects!

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