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Public Act 096-0073


 

Public Act 0073 96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 096-0073
 
HB1013 Enrolled LRB096 03878 JAM 13912 b

    AN ACT concerning State buildings.
 
    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 Green
Buildings Act.
 
    Section 5. Findings. The General Assembly finds that an
efficient green building plan is essential to:
    (1) reduce the increasing costs of energy for public
buildings and reduce the State's overall energy usage;
    (2) preserve the environment and make State buildings
better for those who work and study in them, as well as the
area around them; and
    (3) cut pollution, moderate peak energy demand, better
assure the reliability of energy studies, and stabilize energy
costs.
 
    Section 10. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Board" means the Capital Development Board.
    "USGBC" means the United States Green Building Council.
    "LEED" means the USGBC Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design green building rating standard.
    "GBI" means The Green Building Initiative.
    "Green Globes" means the GBI green building construction
model.
    "Major renovation" means a project with a construction
budget that equals 40% or more of the building's current
replacement cost.
 
    Section 15. Green Buildings Standards.
    (a) All new State-funded building construction and major
renovations of existing State-owned facilities are required to
seek LEED, Green Globes, or equivalent certification.
    (b) All construction and major renovation projects,
regardless of size, must achieve the highest level of
certification practical within the project budget.
        (1) New buildings and major renovations of less than
    10,000 square feet must meet the highest standard of the
    Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's rating
    system for new commercial construction and major
    renovation projects, as established by the United States
    Green Building Council, or an equivalent standard,
    including, but not limited to, the Green Building
    Initiative's Green Globes USA design program. USGBC LEED,
    GBI Green Globes, or the equivalent certification is not
    required.
        (2) New buildings and major renovations of 10,000
    square feet or more must achieve the silver building rating
    of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's
    rating system for new commercial construction and major
    renovation projects, as established by the United States
    Green Building Council, or an equivalent standard,
    including, but not limited to, a two-globe rating in the
    Green Globes USA design program. USGBC LEED, GBI Green
    Globes, or the equivalent certification is required.
    (c) Exemptions to these standards are buildings that are
not "comfort" conditioned as determined by the Board. However,
the project design team must document and incorporate all
appropriate sustainable building methods, strategies, and
technologies in the final design.
    (d) State agencies and the project design team may apply to
the Board for a waiver from these standards.
    (e) Waivers shall be granted by the Board or an appropriate
agency when the applicant can demonstrate and document:
        (1) An unreasonable financial burden, taking into
    account the operating and construction costs over the life
    of the building and the total cost of ownership of the
    building.
        (2) An unreasonable impediment to construction.
        (3) The standards would impair the principal function
    of the building.
        (4) The standards would compromise the historic nature
    of the structure.
    Documentation on the submittal must include at a minimum:
        (1) Life cycle cost analysis.
        (2) Energy modeling.
    The design team must provide the documentation for the new
project to confirm that LEED, Green Globes, or the equivalent
construction standards have been followed.
    (f) In addition to any required LEED, Green Globes, or the
equivalent criteria, the Board shall require that all projects
referenced in subsection (a) implement at least one LEED
alternative transportation criterion for public transportation
or bicycle access.
    (g) The green building standards contained in this Act
shall be analyzed and evaluated by the Board 5 years after the
effective date of this Act or upon the completion of 10 Board
green projects, whichever comes first.
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/24/2009