(20 ILCS 3130/15)
    Sec. 15. Green Buildings Standards.
    (a) All new State-funded building construction and major renovations of existing State-owned facilities must be designed to achieve, at a minimum, the silver certification of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's rating system, 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. New buildings and major renovations of 10,000 contiguous square feet or more must obtain a USGBC LEED, GBI Green Globes, or equivalent certification.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) Exemptions to these standards are buildings that are not comfort conditioned buildings, 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 any of the following:
        (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.
    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) (Blank).
    (g) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 100-729, eff. 8-3-18.)