Supporting Your Building Design Project

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Providing Assistance

If your business or design firm is in the early design stages of a new construction, addition or major renovation project, you should know about the ComEd New Construction Service.

The New Construction Service, in coordination with Nicor Gas, provides financial incentives and technical assistance to encourage design teams and building owners to surpass standard practices and exceed energy code requirements.

"The technical experts on the New Construction Service Team helped us identify many cost-effective energy-efficient features that were added to the design of our buildings."

- Sumit Ray, PE, CEM, LEED, Director, Engineering & Utilities,
University of Chicago

Want more information?

  • Call 855-433-2700 during normal business hours to speak with a Smart Ideas® representative
  • Or send an email to:

Funds are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Achieve High Performance and Reduce Operating Costs

The New Construction Service supports your project's goals while offering the opportunity to explore energy-saving ideas and strategies in new construction and major renovation projects. These strategies offer long-term energy and cost savings for your project. The New Construction Service offers the following benefits:

Program Services
  • Access to technical experts at no cost to identify ways to save energy and lower operating expenses
  • Financial incentives to offset the cost of installing energy-efficient equipment and materials
  • Design incentives for the lead design team for coordinating program participation
  • Energy modeling or whole building energy simulations to optimize the building design for energy performance
  • Annual energy cost savings to help you assess the cost-effectiveness of energy-efficient design strategies
  • Assistance with exceeding energy code

Contact Us Early in Design

The best time to identify high performance building design strategies and technologies is very early in the design process. Contact the New Construction Service Team to discuss project eligibility, incentives and technical assistance. Applications must be submitted early in design to qualify for the program (pre-design or schematic design is best). Projects in construction will not qualify. Please review all eligibility requirements on the New Construction Overview sheet.