(20 ILCS 3953/20) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9820)
    Sec. 20. Powers and duties. The Interagency Energy Conservation Committee shall have the authority:
    (a) To prepare an annual assessment of opportunities for energy cost reduction in State owned and leased buildings and facilities designated by the committee. Each assessment shall be completed by September 15 of each year, beginning in 1992, shall be available to the public and shall include:
        (1) data on energy consumption and costs for each
State building and facility designated by the committee for the preceding 5 years and anticipated energy consumption and cost data projected for the next 3 years;
        (2) energy conservation measures deployed in State
buildings and facilities designated by the committee during the preceding year;
        (3) evaluation studies of the cost reductions and
other benefits realized through the deployment of such measures; and
        (4) energy conservation opportunities (based on
audits, technical analyses or other methods of determining such opportunities) and associated energy saving operation and maintenance procedures and capital projects for each State building or facility designated by the committee.
    (b) To conduct such surveys, audits, technical analyses and other research or investigations as may be necessary to support the preparation of the annual plan and the objectives of this Act.
    (c) To review all proposed capital projects and energy cost operating budgets of State agencies designated by the committee and recommend energy conservation measures which would reduce operating costs in buildings or facilities affected by such capital projects.
    (d) To develop, after study of existing or emerging energy conservation technologies, guidelines as may be necessary or desirable to further the objectives of this Act or to aid the work of the Committee.
    (e) To provide, at the request of the Secretary of State, the Architect of the Capitol, or any other officer or entity of State government, technical and consultative assistance concerning energy cost management or conservation.
    (f) To annually recommend to the Governor by November 15, beginning in 1992, specific operations and maintenance procedure modifications and capital projects for State owned and leased buildings and facilities designed to reduce energy consumption and costs.
    (g) To issue a report to the Governor and General Assembly by March 31 of each odd-numbered year, beginning in 1993, describing the status of government building energy cost reduction and management efforts in the State, listing obstacles to building energy efficiency improvement together with related recommendations for statutory change, and identifying opportunities for public sector energy cost reductions not addressed by this Act or the programs developed pursuant hereto.
(Source: P.A. 93-632, eff. 2-1-04.)