(50 ILCS 515/5)
As used in this Act, unless the context clearly
measure" means any improvement, repair, alteration, or betterment of any
building or facility owned or operated by a unit of local government or any
equipment, fixture, or furnishing to be added to or used in any
such building or facility, subject to all applicable building codes,
that is designed to reduce
energy consumption or operating costs, and may include, without limitation,
one or more of the following:
(1) Insulation of the building structure or systems
(2) Storm windows or doors, caulking or
weatherstripping, multiglazed windows or doors, heat absorbing or heat reflective glazed and coated window or door systems, additional glazing, reductions in glass area, or other window and door system modifications that reduce energy consumption.
(3) Automated or computerized energy control systems.
(4) Heating, ventilating, or air conditioning system
modifications or replacements.
(5) Replacement or modification of lighting fixtures
to increase the energy efficiency of the lighting system without increasing the overall illumination of a facility, unless an increase in illumination is necessary to conform to the applicable State or local building code for the lighting system after the proposed modifications are made.
(6) Energy recovery systems.
(7) Energy conservation measures that provide
long-term operating cost reductions.
"Guaranteed energy savings contract" means a contract for: (i) the
implementation of an
energy audit, data collection, and other related analyses preliminary to
the undertaking of energy conservation measures; (ii) the evaluation and
energy conservation measures; (iii) the implementation of one or more
energy conservation measures; and (iv) the implementation of project
monitoring and data collection to verify post-installation energy
consumption and energy-related operating costs. The contract shall provide
that all payments, except
obligations on termination of the contract before its expiration, are to be
made over time and that the savings are guaranteed to the extent necessary
to pay the costs of
the energy conservation measures. Energy savings may include energy reduction and offsetting sources of renewable energy funds including renewable energy credits and carbon credits.
"Qualified provider" means a person
or business whose employees are experienced and trained in the design,
implementation, or installation of
energy conservation measures. The minimum training required for any person
or employee under this paragraph shall be the satisfactory completion of at
least 40 hours of course instruction dealing with energy conservation
measures. A qualified provider to whom the contract is
awarded shall give a sufficient bond to the unit of local government for its
"Request for proposals" means a
competitive selection achieved by negotiated procurement. The request for proposals shall be announced
through at least one public notice, at least 14 days before the request
date in a newspaper published in the territory comprising the unit of local
government or, if no newspaper is
published in that territory, in a newspaper of general circulation in the
area of the unit of local government, from a unit of local government that will
program, requesting innovative solutions and proposals for energy
conservation measures. Proposals submitted shall be sealed. The request
for proposals shall include all of the following:
(1) The name and address of the unit of local
(2) The name, address, title, and phone number of a
(3) Notice indicating that the unit of local
government is requesting qualified providers to propose energy conservation measures through a guaranteed energy savings contract.
(4) The date, time, and place where proposals must be
(5) The evaluation criteria for assessing the
(6) Any other stipulations and clarifications the
unit of local government may require.
"Unit of local government" means a county, township,
municipality, or park district.
(Source: P.A. 96-1197, eff. 7-22-10.)