Retro-Commissioning (RCx) Program (Illinois)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois

Name Retro-Commissioning (RCx) Program
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Fed. Government, Local Government, State Government, Public Schools, Community Colleges, Public Universities
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Retro-Commissioning Services
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 100% of costs

Minimum of $10,000 in improvements

Equipment Requirements Vary by measure
Start Date 2007-08-27

Program Administrator Illinois Smart Energy Design Assistance Center
Date added to DSIRE 2008-09-22
Last DSIRE Review 2013-04-17

References DSIRE[1]


Note: Program Year 5 is now in progress. Project implementation must begin by May 31, 2013. All measures must be implemented by March 31, 2014.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Bureau of Energy and Recycling administers the public sector energy efficiency programs required by the Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS). As part of this larger program and the Illinois EEPS, the DCEO funds the Illinois Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) to administer and execute the Public Sector Building Retro-Commissioning (RCx) Program throughout Illinois. This program is limited to ComEd and Ameren Illinois electric service territories, though entities receiving natural gas from Ameren Illinois, Nicor, North Shore, or Peoples Gas may also be eligible for inclusion of natural gas savings measures.

SEDAC's Retro-Commissioning services are free for local, state, and federal governments; public school districts; community colleges; and universities that receive electricity distribution service from Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) or Ameren affiliated utilities (AmerenCILCO, AmerenIP, and AmerenCIPS) as a result of Illinois DCEO funding. Clients are required to implement at least $10,000 on building improvements based on recommendations, and must implement the measures within 10 months or by the program year deadline.

SEDAC is managed by the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Sector Energy Efficiency
Department Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Division Bureau of Energy and Recycling
Address 620 East Adams Street
Address 2 Attn. PSEE
Place Springfield, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 62701-1615
Phone (217) 785-2863

Contact Name Ashley Collins
Department Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC)
Division Retro-Commissioning (RCx) Program
Address 1 Saint Mary’s Rd.

Place Champaign, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 61820
Phone (800) 214-7954


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Public Act 095-0481
Date Effective 2007-08-27
Date Enacted 2007-08-27

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"