ComEd and Nicor cite numerous above and beyond energy saving measures
Through its New Construction Program, ComEd awards money to projects that go beyond Illinois Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requirements. Will County took a number of extra steps beyond IECC requirements that totaled up to the overall $63,000 incentive.
“I’m proud that we could provide a facility for the Sheriff’s Office and others that is not only new, but intelligently designed,” said Beth Rice (D-Bolingbrook), member of the Capital Improvements Committee. “I think this incentive is testament to the forward-looking nature of the Capital Improvements Committee and the projects we take on.”
The new Public Safety Complex boasts a number of extra energy-efficient measures, such as the use of special energy-efficient insulation in the building’s roof and walls. Design plans also called for energy efficient windows and framing; these windows prevent heat from passing through, thus saving on cooling costs. Other measures include using efficient doors, reducing the number of light fixtures, and installing a 93% efficient natural gas boiler.
“ComEd and Nicor have been great partners of the Will County Board for the past 15 years,” said Will County Board member and Majority Leader Chuck Maher (R-Naperville). “Knowing we have partners like ComEd and Nicor that are willing to provide incentives like this one keeps us motivated to keep sustainability at the forefront of projects.”