Comment Period for Amending the Illinois Energy Conservation Code

The Capital Development Board (CDB), in conjunction with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, is beginning the update cycle for the Illinois Energy Conservation Code from the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to the 2015 IECC.  Per the Energy Efficient Building Act, CDB is required to review and adopt the most current version of the International Energy Conservation Code within one year after its publication date.  The Code will then become effective within 6 months after it is adopted by CDB.

When developing Code adaptations, rules, and procedures for compliance with the Code, CDB is required to seek input from representatives of the building trades, design professionals, construction professionals, code administrators, and other interested entities affected by the new Code.  To ensure input from these groups, CDB created the Illinois Energy Conservation Advisory Council (ILECAC) which has representatives from each group listed above.  This Council reviews proposed amendments to the Code and votes regarding the acceptance or rejection of the proposed amendments.  The Council’s recommendations are then presented to the Capital Development Board.

Proposed amendments will be accepted by the ILECAC from July 1, 2014 - December 1, 2014

The Council will hear or read all comments and proposals presented to them.  However, the Council will only take action on amendments that are submitted meeting the following requirements:

The amendments must be written as strikethrough and underlined amendments to the Code. (Track changes)

Any new language must be the same format and style as the Code.

Any proposed amendment must be shown in the appropriate Code section relevant to new or amended language.

Please submit all amendments or comments to Lisa Mattingly, lisa.mattingly@illinois.gov.  If you wish to address the Council, a request should be sent at least 15 days prior to the Council Meeting.