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Full Text of HB2485  103rd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Mechanical Insulation Energy and Safety Assessment Act.
6    Section 5. Legislative Findings. The General Assembly
7finds that the State has an interest in decreasing the carbon
8footprint of publicly owned buildings. The General Assembly
9also finds that it is the public policy of this State to ensure
10that all Illinois residents can use publicly owned buildings
11for employment, educational purposes, and social services,
12free from harmful mold and bacteria. This Act is created in
13recognition of the important role that mechanical insulation
14plays in lowering operating expenses, reducing energy loss,
15and decreasing emissions.
16    Section 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
17    "Board" means the Capital Development Board.
18    "Mechanical insulation" means insulation materials,
19facings, and accessory products that are applied to mechanical
20systems including piping, equipment, vessels, HVAC, boilers,
21and other similar equipment including maintenance on cooling
22system piping for corrosion of equipment.



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1    "Mechanical insulation energy and safety assessment" means
2an assessment that analyzes potential energy savings and any
3potential public health risks according to the specifications
4of a building's mechanical equipment.
5    "Public building" means any structure in the State that is
6owned in whole or in part by the State of Illinois.
7    "Qualified mechanical insulation contractor" means a
8mechanical insulation contractor who is an active participant
9in an apprenticeship program approved by the United States
10Department of Labor.
11    Section 15. Mechanical insulation energy and safety
13    (a) For the purpose of moving the State closer to its 100%
14clean energy goal, the Board shall contract with a qualified
15mechanical insulation contractor on a commission basis to
16perform a mechanical insulation energy and safety assessment
17of every public building within 10 years after the effective
18date of this Act. The assessments' findings shall include any
19and all remediation measures necessary to bring the subject
20mechanical insulation system up to Code, as defined in Section
2110 of the Energy Efficient Building Act, and to ensure that the
22system functions at a specific operating temperature to
23minimize energy loss and ensure public health and safety.
24    (b) The findings shall be a matter of public record and
25shall be posted on the Board's website no later than 30 days



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1after the completion of the assessment. In addition, the Board
2shall file with the General Assembly an annual report
3outlining the assessments completed in the previous calendar
4year. The reports shall be filed by December 31 of the calendar
5year after the calendar year in which the assessment is
7    (c) If the mechanical insulation energy and safety
8assessment identifies mechanical insulation remediation
9measures that would result in a reduction in the carbon
10footprint for the subject building of more than 30% and a
11cumulative energy savings for the subject building of more
12than 30%, then the State shall enter into a contract for those
13mechanical insulation remediation measures within 12 months
14after the publication of the assessment findings on the
15Board's website. If any public health or safety concerns are
16identified in the mechanical insulation energy and safety
17assessment, then those concerns are deemed to be a hazard to
18the public health and safety and shall be contracted out for
19immediate remediation. Any construction performed under this
20subsection, as well as any ancillary construction performed
21during the remediation process, shall be subject to the
22Prevailing Wage Act.