Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 62 Public University Energy Conservation Act. Section 5-10

    (110 ILCS 62/5-10)

    Sec. 5-10. Energy conservation measure.

    (a) "Energy conservation measure" means any improvement, repair, alteration, or betterment of any building or facility, subject to all applicable building codes, owned or operated by a public university or any equipment, fixture, or furnishing to be added to or used in any such building or facility that is designed to reduce energy consumption or operating costs, and may include, without limitation, one or more of the following:

        (1) Insulation of the building structure or systems

    within the building.

        (2) Storm windows or doors, caulking or

    weatherstripping, multiglazed windows or doors, heat absorbing or heat reflective glazed and coated window or door systems, additional glazing, reductions in glass area, or other window and door system modifications that reduce energy consumption.

        (3) Automated or computerized energy control systems.

        (4) Heating, ventilating, or air conditioning system

    modifications or replacements.

        (5) Replacement or modification of lighting fixtures

    to increase the energy efficiency of the lighting system without increasing the overall illumination of a facility, unless an increase in illumination is necessary to conform to the applicable State or local building code for the lighting system after the proposed modifications are made.

        (6) Energy recovery systems.

        (7) Energy conservation measures that provide

    long-term operating cost reductions.

    (b) From the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly until January 1, 2015, "energy conservation measure" includes a renewable energy center pilot project at Eastern Illinois University, provided that:

        (1) the University signs a partnership contract with

    a qualified energy conservation measure provider as provided in this Act;

        (2) the University has responsibility for the

    qualified provider's actions with regard to applicable laws;

        (3) the University obtains a performance bond in

    accordance with this Act;

        (4) the University and the qualified provider follow

    all aspects of the Prevailing Wage Act as provided by this Act;

        (5) the University and the qualified provider use an

    approved list of firms from the Capital Development Board (CDB), unless the University requires services that are not typically performed by the firms on CDB's list;

        (6) the University provides monthly progress reports

    to the Procurement Policy Board, and the University allows a representative from CDB to monitor the project, provided that such involvement is at no cost to the University;

        (7) the University requires the qualified provider

    to follow the provisions of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities Act and the Public Works Employment Discrimination Act as provided in this Act;

        (8) the University agrees to award new building

    construction work to a responsible bidder, as defined in Section 30-22 of the Illinois Procurement Code;

        (9) the University includes in its contract with the

    qualified provider a requirement that the qualified provider name the sub-contractors that it will use, and the qualified provider may not change these without the University's written approval;

        (10) the University follows, to the extent possible,

    the Design-Build Procurement Act for construction of the project, taking into consideration the current status of the project; for purposes of this Act, the definition of "State construction agency" in the Design-Build Procurement Act means Eastern Illinois University for the purpose of this project;

        (11) the University follows, to the extent possible,

    the Architectural, Engineering, and Land Surveying Qualifications Based Selection Act;

        (12) the University requires all engineering,

    architecture, and design work related to the installation or modification of facilities be performed by design professionals licensed by the State of Illinois and professional design firms registered in the State of Illinois; and

        (13) the University produces annual reports and a

    final report describing the project upon completion and files the reports with the Procurement Policy Board, CDB, and the General Assembly.

    The provisions of this subsection (b), other than this sentence, are inoperative after January 1, 2015.

(Source: P.A. 96-16, eff. 6-22-09.)

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