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(20 ILCS 3953/) Government Buildings Energy Cost Reduction Act of 1991.

20 ILCS 3953/1

    (20 ILCS 3953/1) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9801)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Government Buildings Energy Cost Reduction Act of 1991.
(Source: P.A. 87-852.)

20 ILCS 3953/5

    (20 ILCS 3953/5) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9805)
    Sec. 5. Findings and declaration. The General Assembly finds that utility services and energy represent a significant and growing cost to the State and elsewhere in the public sector of Illinois; that opportunities exist to significantly reduce the operating costs of government buildings and other facilities in Illinois through the application of energy conservation measures; and that it is in the public interest to provide for the planning and technical analyses necessary for cost effective energy conservation measures and for additional and alternative methods of financing energy related improvements in such buildings and facilities.
    It is therefore declared to be the policy of the State of Illinois to establish interagency and intergovernmental programs for the purpose of deploying cost effective energy conservation measures and technologies to minimize energy consumption and costs.
(Source: P.A. 87-852.)

20 ILCS 3953/10

    (20 ILCS 3953/10) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9810)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. "Energy conservation project" and "project designed to reduce energy consumption and costs" mean any improvement, repair, alteration or betterment of any building or facility or any equipment, fixture or furnishing to be added to or used in any building or facility that the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has determined will be a cost effective energy related project that will lower energy or utility costs in connection with the operation or maintenance of such building or facility, and will achieve energy cost savings sufficient to cover bond debt service and other project costs within 7 years from the date of project installation.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

20 ILCS 3953/15

    (20 ILCS 3953/15) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9815)
    Sec. 15. Creation. There is created within State government the Interagency Energy Conservation Committee, hereinafter referred to as the Committee. The Committee shall be composed of the Secretary of Human Services and the Directors of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Department of Central Management Services, the Department of Corrections, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and the Capital Development Board, or their designees. The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall serve as Committee chairman, and the Committee's necessary staff and resources shall be drawn from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

20 ILCS 3953/20

    (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.)

20 ILCS 3953/25

    (20 ILCS 3953/25)
    Sec. 25. Fluorescent or LED lighting in State buildings. In order to reduce energy consumption, all buildings owned or leased by the State that are 1,000 square feet in size or larger shall, where practicable, use:
        (1) Energy Star labeled light bulbs as defined by the
Energy Star Program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency;
        (2) Light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires, lamps,
and systems whose efficacy (lumens per watt) and Color Rendering Index (CRI) meet the Department of Energy requirements for minimum luminaire efficacy and CRI for the Energy Star certification, as verified by an independent third-party testing laboratory that the federal Environmental Protection Agency Administrator and the Secretary of Energy determine conducts its tests according to the procedures and recommendations of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, even if the luminaires, lamps, and systems have not received such certification; or
        (3) Any combination of (1) and (2).
    Prior to implementing the use of Energy Star Light Bulbs, any building to which this Section applies may deplete the supply of non-Energy Star Light Bulbs it possesses on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly. Additionally, as most light bulbs contain mercury, all buildings to which this Section applies shall ensure the proper disposal of used light bulbs at a certified hazardous waste recycling facility.
    Historic buildings that are listed on the Illinois Register of Historic Places, established pursuant to Section 6 of the Illinois Historic Preservation Act, are exempt from the requirements of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-104, eff. 1-1-08; 95-743, eff. 1-1-09.)

20 ILCS 3953/60

    (20 ILCS 3953/60) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9860)
    Sec. 60. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 87-852.)