The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program offers assessments for Multi-Family Energy Savings and installation of free and discounted products as part of an ongoing effort to provide energy efficiency opportunities that will help ComEd customers save money on their energy bills. We are committed to providing solutions to help you save energy, save money, and help the environment. We've designed these solutions to deliver savings to you and reduce our collective environmental impact.
Income eligible and public housing properties may qualify to receive free energy efficiency retrofits including weatherization improvements, as well as discounted equipment such as packaged terminal heat pumps and air conditioners, high-efficiency furnaces and variable speed drives (VSDs), and other improvements.
Apartments and housing cooperatives with three or more residential units are eligible for Multi-Family Energy Savings. Buildings must have ComEd residential delivery service.
Income eligible properties may qualify to receive additional free improvements such as an energy efficiency retrofit with weatherization improvements, installation of smart thermostats, and advanced power strips. Any property owned or managed by a public housing authority designated by the state of Illinois are also eligible for these additional free improvements.
Condominium building common spaces such as parking lot or garage, hallways, lighting, heating and cooling equipment, and others are also eligible.
Renters in these building types cannot participate, but if interested renters can ask their property owner to schedule a FREE energy assessment for the building.
Owners of single-family homes, two-flats, condos and town homes should refer to the
Single Family Home Energy Savings Program.
Building owners and managers can visit the
Multi-Family Energy Savings Portal or call 1-855-433-2700 to schedule a free assessment. Please have your ComEd and natural gas company account numbers (if applicable) available when you call. Tenants in multi-family buildings should ask their landlord or property manager to schedule an assessment for the building.
The Multi-Family Energy Savings offering provides technical and financial assistance to help multi-family property owners and managers make energy efficiency improvements.
Participation may include:
After the visual assessment, the energy advisor will provide you with a personalized saving report that details the free and discounted products your building qualifies to receive. The report will also highlight estimated annual energy savings, pending complete installation of the selected qualifying products.
You may schedule a follow-up appointment after the visual assessment is complete. During the follow-up appointment, a qualified team of technicians will accompany you into individual tenant units to install energy saving products. Based on your eligibility these may include:
There are some restrictions on where the energy-saving products may be installed, which the energy advisor will discuss with you once the energy savings report is ready for your review. The energy advisor will not suggest the installation of the energy-saving products if they are not confident they can be installed safely or without damaging property. LED bulbs will be installed only in fixtures with existing incandescent or halogen bulbs that are in use for at least two hours per day. Advanced power strips must be installed by tenants themselves directly into a grounded outlet.
An energy advisor will perform the Multi-Family Energy Savings visual assessment. Qualified technicians will then perform the installation of FREE energy-saving products for common areas and tenant units at the follow-up appointment. All energy advisors are ComEd-authorized program implementers and will have a badge to identify themselves. After the assessment, you will receive a report, which will include details about free direct install of free energy-saving products, and estimates of the cost, savings, and payback of our energy efficiency recommendations as well as the available incentives.
During your follow-up appointment, a qualified team of technicians will accompany you around your property and into individual tenant units to install energy saving products.
If you choose to implement a retrofit project recommended from your assessment, our team will help you select cost-effective solutions and manage bids from qualified Energy Efficiency Service Providers. We will provide ongoing construction oversight, guidance throughout the project, and will follow up with you once work is complete.
The program team will help determine your property's eligibility, as well as facilitate the application process. To qualify, properties must be located in an income eligible census tract, based on density of population with household incomes at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI). If properties are not in an income eligible census tract, they can qualify by meeting secondary qualification criteria.
AMI varies, depending on where a property is located (census tract) within the ComEd service territory. The chart below describes the maximum qualifying household income for most of the Chicago metropolitan area. A portion of tenants in your property would need to fall within these guidelines:
Multi-Family Energy Savings Portal or call ComEd at 1-855-433-2700 for more information surrounding eligibility.
Multi-family residential buildings must meet certain additional eligibility requirements, including three or more units. Individual condominiums are not eligible through the multi-family assessment but may qualify for a free Home Energy Savings assessment.
Tenants who live in multi-family residences are encouraged to let their landlord or property manager know about the income eligible Multi-Family Energy Savings opportunities offered by ComEd.
ComEd also offers free improvements for income-eligible properties in coordination with the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP).
IHWAP provides supplemental funding for income-eligible properties to access affordable energy services and increase the comfort of their properties. Free weatherization improvements may include: air sealing, attic and wall insulation, and heating or cooling equipment repair or replacement.
Eligibility is based on if your tenants qualify within program income eligibility guidelines.
Contact the Community Action Agency for your area to see if you're eligible to apply for IHWAP assistance.
How much can I save with the Multi-Family Energy Savings offering?
The visual assessment helps identify free or discounted products and savings opportunities for your property. After the visual assessment, you may schedule a time for installation. The average customer may save up to $45 per unit annually on energy bills as a result of the free products installed during the follow-up appointment. Savings from retrofit projects vary depending on scope of the project and improvements completed. Individual cost savings are not guaranteed and may vary based on weather, usage habits and energy rates.
ComEd has partnered with Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas to help you save energy and natural gas by
offering a free visual assessment. Partnering with local natural gas companies allows us to look at your building's entire energy use to save you even more. ComEd customers without natural gas service can still receive a visual assessment.
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is funded in compliance with state law.
Offers are subject to change.