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EXECUTIVE BRANCH
(20 ILCS 1115/) Energy Conservation Act.

20 ILCS 1115/1

    (20 ILCS 1115/1) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7601)
    Sec. 1. Short Title. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Energy Conservation Act."
(Source: P.A. 81-357.)

20 ILCS 1115/2

    (20 ILCS 1115/2) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7602)
    Sec. 2. Legislative Declaration. (a) The General Assembly finds:
    (i) that the shortages in energy seriously endanger the public health and welfare;
    (ii) that it is desirable to establish State and local programs for conserving energy and to cooperate fully with other States and with the United States in saving energy;
    (iii) that it is desirable for the State Government to manage its own activities so as to minimize its energy use, and to encourage and assist local governments and citizens to adopt and implement energy saving programs to reduce energy use;
    (iv) that it is the obligation of municipalities and counties to adopt thermal and lighting efficiency standards;
    (v) that adoption of thermal and lighting efficiency standards will result in substantial savings to building owners and will conserve energy for essential use; and
    (vi) that procedures for energy efficient procurement practices by governments will conserve energy.
    (b) It is the purpose of this Act to establish State programs to conserve energy, and to assure that the State of Illinois has energy supplies for future generations.
(Source: P.A. 81-357.)

20 ILCS 1115/3

    (20 ILCS 1115/3) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7603)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "HVAC" means a system that provides comfort, heating or air-conditioning within or associated with a building.
    "Lighting efficiency standards" means practices or regulations which would conserve the energy needed to light new public buildings.
    "Thermal efficiency standards" means regulations or practices which would conserve energy by affecting the exterior envelope physical characteristics, HVAC system selection and configuration, HVAC system performance and service water heating design and equipment selection for all new and renovated buildings.
    "Unit of local government" means a county, municipality, township, special district, school district, and a unit designated as a unit of local government by law, which exercises limited governmental power or powers in respect to limited governmental subjects.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

20 ILCS 1115/4

    (20 ILCS 1115/4) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7604)
    Sec. 4. Technical Assistance Programs.
    (a) The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall provide technical assistance in the development of thermal efficiency standards and lighting efficiency standards to units of local government, upon request by such unit.
    (b) The Department shall provide technical assistance in the development of a program for energy efficiency in procurement to units of local government, upon request by such unit.
    (c) The Technical Assistance Programs provided in this Section shall be supported by funds provided to the State pursuant to the federal "Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975" or other federal acts that provide funds for energy conservation efforts through the use of building codes.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

20 ILCS 1115/5

    (20 ILCS 1115/5) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7605)
    Sec. 5. On or before March 1 of each year beginning in 1990, the Department shall issue a report to the Governor and General Assembly describing its authorities under this Act and describing the energy efficiency programs and projects undertaken by units of local government with the assistance of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 86-212.)