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.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration
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 are eligible for enhanced incentives and direct installation through the ComEd public small facilities offering.
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, 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.
Keep your critical IT infrastructure running at peak energy efficiency with technical assistance from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program. Whether you’re operating a 50-person dispatch center or you only have a computer server in a back closet, we can help reduce your energy use without sacrificing reliability or processing power. By installing energy-efficient cooling equipment, relocating your servers or upgrading system software, you can realize significant annual energy savings. ComEd can help you identify and implement energy-efficient solutions for your computers and tech hardware.
ComEd energy experts will review your facility’s IT setup and recommend energy-efficient solutions and incentives, including equipment upgrades, temperature control systems and opportunities for colocation. Data center energy efficiency projects can be completed in as little as two weeks, often with no operational disruption.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
1-855-433-2700 during normal business hours to speak with a ComEd Energy Efficiency Program representative or send an email to:
Funds are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Effective January 1, 2018, the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is responsible for verifying that an Energy Efficiency Service Provider or installing contractor is certified by the ICC for the installation of applicable measures prior to any incentive or rebate payout.
Beginning June 1, 2019, ComEd will be responsible for verifying that certified Energy Efficiency Service Providers or installing contractors are recertified with the ICC. Payment will be withheld if the installing contractor is not re-certified by June 1st each year. This does not apply to customers who choose to self-install the applicable measure(s). For more information concerning the ICC certification and re-certification requirements, instructions and rules can be found at: ICC EE Installer Certification.
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is funded in compliance with state law.
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.