Buildings consume 65 percent of our nation's total electricity, emit 30 percent of our total greenhouse gases, and account for nearly 60 percent of total non-industrial waste in the United States.
The Illinois Green Building Act
(20 ILCS 3130) requires state buildings to meet strict national green building standards and reduce their energy usage, improving them for their occupants and the citizens of Illinois. CDB, the state construction agency, has developed green building requirements for state construction
to implement the Act. A waiver
from the requirements may be issued when the project team can demonstrate document certain specific criteria.
CDB has created a Measurement and Verification Tool to help collect building and site characteristics data and building cost and performance metrics. These are important indicators in tracking and determining the building performance information.
Links to information relating to green construction:
LAWS AND RULES
Green Building Act
Energy Efficient Building Act
Illinois Energy Conservation Code
CDB POLICY, PROCEDURE, AND TOOLS
CDB Green Building Requirements
Green Building Waiver Form
Measurement and Verification Tool
List of State-Constructed Green Buildings
U.S. Green Building
For more information about the CDB Green Building program, contact:
Green Building Coordinator