Full Text of HB2485 103rd General Assembly
HB2485 103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
103RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2023 and 2024
Introduced 2/15/2023, by Rep. Jay Hoffman
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Mechanical Insulation Energy Audit Act. Provides that the
Environmental Protection Agency shall perform a mechanical insulation
energy audit of every public building within the State within 10 years
after the effective date of the Act. Provides that each mechanical
insulation energy audit finding shall identify remediation measures
necessary to bring the subject mechanical insulation system into
compliance with the latest published edition of the International Code
Council's International Energy Conservation Code and to ensure the
building's mechanical systems function at operating temperatures that
minimize energy loss and ensure public health and safety. Provides that
audit findings are to be made available to the public. Requires the Agency,
by December 31, 2025 and by December 31 of each year thereafter, to deliver
to the General Assembly an annual report outlining the mechanical
insulation energy audits that it completed in the previous calendar year.
Repeals the Act on December 31, 2034. Defines terms. Includes legislative
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Mechanical Insulation Energy Audit Act.
The General Assembly
(1) The State has a vested interest in decreasing the
carbon footprint of publicly owned buildings.
(2) It is the public policy of this State to ensure
that publicly owned buildings in the State are free from
harmful mold and bacteria and can be used by Illinois
residents for employment, education, and social services.
(3) Mechanical insulation plays an important role in
advancing Illinois toward its clean energy goals by
lowering operating expenses, reducing energy loss, and
As used in this Act:
"Agency" means the Environmental Protection Agency.
"Mechanical insulation" means insulation materials,
facings, and accessory products applied to mechanical systems,
such as piping, equipment, vessels, HVAC systems, boilers, and
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other similar equipment.
"Mechanical insulation energy audit" means an audit that
analyzes potential energy savings and any potential public
health risks according to the specifications of a building's
"Public building" means any structure that is owned or
leased by the State, a unit of local government, or any other
political subdivision of the State.
Mechanical insulation energy audit.
shall perform a mechanical insulation energy audit of every
public building within the State within 10 years after the
effective date of this Act. Each mechanical insulation energy
audit report shall identify remediation measures necessary to
bring the subject mechanical insulation systems into
compliance with the Code, as defined in Section 10 of the
Energy Efficient Building Act, and to ensure that the
building's mechanical systems function at operating
temperatures that minimize energy loss and ensure public
health and safety.
Public access of findings; report.
(a) Mechanical insulation energy audit reports shall be a
matter of public record and shall be posted on the Agency's
website no later than 30 days after completion of each audit.
(b) By December 31, 2025 and by December 31 of each year
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thereafter, the Agency shall deliver to the General Assembly
an annual report outlining the mechanical insulation energy
audits that it completed in the previous calendar year.
This Act is repealed on December 31,