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[http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?name=093-0936&GA=093 Public Act 093-0936] (Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings) was signed into law in August, 2004. The Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings became effective April 8, 2006. This law requires all commercial construction for which a building permit application is received by a municipality or county to follow a comprehensive statewide energy conservation code.  The Capital Development Board has the authority to create administrative rules, and its most recent rule amendments mandated that the code for commercial buildings follow 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) (as of August 2009). Municipalities and counties are required to enforce 2009 IECC.  
 
[http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?name=093-0936&GA=093 Public Act 093-0936] (Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings) was signed into law in August, 2004. The Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings became effective April 8, 2006. This law requires all commercial construction for which a building permit application is received by a municipality or county to follow a comprehensive statewide energy conservation code.  The Capital Development Board has the authority to create administrative rules, and its most recent rule amendments mandated that the code for commercial buildings follow 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) (as of August 2009). Municipalities and counties are required to enforce 2009 IECC.  
  
Illinois legislature amended the building code again in August 2009; [http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=096-0778 Public Act096-0778] (Illinois Energy Efficient Building Act) extended the building codes to residential buildings. The Capital Development Board is to adopt IECC 2009 for residential buildings as well, although the rules are under development and there may be modifications. The CDB rule making process should be complete by the end of 2009.
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On May 31, 2009, the Illinois General Assembly approved the Energy Efficient Building Act ([http://bcap-energy.org/files/Public%20Act%20096-0778_Residential%20IECC.pdf HB 3987]), which was signed into law on August 28, 2009. The legislation directed the Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) to adopt the Illinois Energy Conservation Code, which became effective January 29, 2010. The new statewide code ([http://bcap-ocean.org/sites/default/files/IL_Admin-Code-Title71-Part600.pdf 71 IAC 600]) incorporates the 2009 IECC for residential buildings and privately funded commercial buildings and ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for publicly funded commercial buildings (previously, there was not a mandatory residential statewide energy code based on the IECC). An automatic update provision directs the CDB to adopt each subsequent version of the IECC within nine months of its publication, with an effective date three months afterwards.
  
For more information on the Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings, go to: [http://www.ildceo.net/dceo/Bureaus/Energy_Recycling/IECC.htm www.ildceo.net/dceo/Bureaus/Energy_Recycling/IECC.htm].
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The legislation also removed local home rule jurisdiction over residential energy standards. Local governments are allowed to adopt more stringent energy codes for commercial buildings (but not less stringent). These jurisdictions also may not adopt residential codes more or less stringent than the state code (however, exemptions to go above the state residential code are made for municipalities that adopted at least the 2006 IECC before May 2009 or have more than 1,000,000 residents).
 
 
For more information on the Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Residential Buildings, go to: [http://www.cdb.state.il.us/iecac.shtml http://www.cdb.state.il.us/iecac.shtml].
 
  
 
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Revision as of 03:46, 24 February 2010


Last modified on February 24, 2010.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Illinois
Name Illinois Building Energy Codes
Incentive Type Building Energy Code
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Active Incentive Yes


Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs




Code Change Cycle An automatic update provision directs the Capital Development Board to adopt each new version of the IECC within nine months of its publication, with an effective date three months afterwards. The latest code change became effective January 29, 2010.
Commercial Code The Illinois Energy Conservation Code incorporates the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 (by reference) for all privately-funded commercial buildings. Standard 90.1-2007 is also required for all publicly-funded commercial buildings. This code is mandatory statewide.





Jurisdictions Local home rule jurisdiction over residential energy standards has been stricken. Local governments are allowed to adopt more stringent energy codes for commercial buildings (but not less stringent). These jurisdictions also may not adopt residential codes more or less stringent than the state code (however, exemptions to go above the state residential code are made for municipalities that adopted at least the 2006 IECC before May 2009 or have more than 1,000,000 residents).




Residential Code The Illinois Energy Conservation Code incorporates the 2009 IECC for all residential buildings 3 or fewer stories in height (4 or less if in Chicago). This code is mandatory statewide.










Website http://www.bcap-energy.org/node/66
Date added to DSIRE 2006-07-27
Last DSIRE Review 2010-02-18


References DSIRE[1]



Incentive Contact

Contact Name Greg Lenaghan
Department Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Division Bureau of Energy and Recycling
Address 620 East Adams Street
Place Springfield, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 62704
Phone (217) 785-3983
Phone 2 (800) 785-6055
Email greg.lenaghan@illinois.gov
Website http://www.commerce.state.il.us/dceo/Bureaus/Energy_Recycling/
Contact Name Bruce Selway
Department Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Address 620 East Adams
Place Springfield, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 62701
Phone (217) 785-2023


Email bruce.selway@illinois.gov
Website http://www.ildceo.net/dceo


Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the DOE and BCAP websites.

Prior to 2004 the primary energy conservation law in Illinois was the Illinois Public Utilities Act (revised in 1986.) This law required Illinois investor-owned electric utilities to use least-cost energy planning, which required the use of economical energy conservation when new resources for electricity were required. This requirement was implemented by utilities and monitored by the Illinois Commerce Commission through the least-cost energy planning process.

Public Act 093-0936 (Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings) was signed into law in August, 2004. The Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings became effective April 8, 2006. This law requires all commercial construction for which a building permit application is received by a municipality or county to follow a comprehensive statewide energy conservation code. The Capital Development Board has the authority to create administrative rules, and its most recent rule amendments mandated that the code for commercial buildings follow 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) (as of August 2009). Municipalities and counties are required to enforce 2009 IECC.

On May 31, 2009, the Illinois General Assembly approved the Energy Efficient Building Act (HB 3987), which was signed into law on August 28, 2009. The legislation directed the Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) to adopt the Illinois Energy Conservation Code, which became effective January 29, 2010. The new statewide code (71 IAC 600) incorporates the 2009 IECC for residential buildings and privately funded commercial buildings and ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for publicly funded commercial buildings (previously, there was not a mandatory residential statewide energy code based on the IECC). An automatic update provision directs the CDB to adopt each subsequent version of the IECC within nine months of its publication, with an effective date three months afterwards.

The legislation also removed local home rule jurisdiction over residential energy standards. Local governments are allowed to adopt more stringent energy codes for commercial buildings (but not less stringent). These jurisdictions also may not adopt residential codes more or less stringent than the state code (however, exemptions to go above the state residential code are made for municipalities that adopted at least the 2006 IECC before May 2009 or have more than 1,000,000 residents).

References

  1. DSIRE Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency accessed 2010-02-24