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Public Act 095-0559


 

Public Act 0559 95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 095-0559
 
HB1384 Enrolled LRB095 08789 CMK 28974 b

    AN ACT concerning energy efficiency.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Agency
Energy Efficiency Act.
 
    Section 5. Legislative findings; purpose. The State
government is one of the largest consumers of energy in the
State. As a result, the General Assembly finds that:
    (1) a 10% reduction in energy use by all State agencies
would result in a decreased demand on the citizens of the
State;
    (2) the use of energy for electricity, heating, and cooling
of State buildings and transportation in State vehicles has a
significant impact on public health and the environment; and
    (3) State agencies should set a strong example in energy
efficiency, water conservation, recycling, and waste reduction
to demonstrate cost-effective solutions to citizens,
businesses, and other government jurisdictions.
 
    Section 10. Energy use; goal. All executive branch State
agencies shall make it a goal to reduce energy use in State
facilities by 10% within 10 years after the effective date of
this Act.
 
    Section 15. Administration. All State agencies shall work
with the Department of Central Management Services in achieving
the goal set out in Section 10. The Department shall:
        (1) ensure that all existing State energy efficiency
    measures are achieved;
        (2) provide State agencies with the technical
    expertise necessary to implement policies adopted under
    this Act;
        (3) implement an energy information system to measure
    progress toward the goal set out in Section 10; and
        (4) report to the Governor on a quarterly basis,
    beginning January 2008, regarding the progress on
    implementing the policies of this Act and achieving the
    goal set out in Section 10.
    For purposes of this Act, "Department" means the Department
of Central Management Services.
 
    Section 25. Agency duties. All executive branch State
agencies shall:
        (1) implement an energy information system to track its
    energy and water usage;
        (2) purchase Energy Star equipment, including air
    conditioners, computers, appliances, and office equipment,
    unless justification is provided and the Department
    approves a waiver of this requirement; and
        (3) form an internal committee to assess the
    environmental impacts of that agency's activities and
    identify practical alternatives for incorporating
    pollution prevention and resource conservation into agency
    management and operational practices. Each internal
    committee shall consist of representatives from different
    departments and program areas of the agency, including
    purchasing, maintenance, and facility management.
    A chairperson shall be appointed to coordinate the internal
committee's activities and act as liaison to the Department.
The chairperson shall report to the Department, on a quarterly
basis beginning December 2007, regarding the progress on
implementing the policies of this Act and achieving the goal
set out in Section 10.
 
    Section 30. Termination. On or before January 1, 2009, the
Department shall evaluate the reports submitted by each
executive branch State agency and determine whether the costs
of implementing the provisions of this Act exceed the energy
savings achieved. If the Department finds that implementation
costs exceed energy savings, the Department shall request
approval from the General Assembly to terminate implementation
of the provisions under this Act.

Effective Date: 6/1/2008