Period for Amending the Illinois Energy Conservation Code
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,
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.
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to address the Council, a request
should be sent at least 15 days prior to the Council Meeting.