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IL Energy Conservation Code (Base Code) Status
On May 29, 2023 the Capital Development Board (CDB) voted to adopt the 2021 IECC with Illinois Amendments. The code language was submitted to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) and published in the Illinois Register on June 2, 2023. The submission to JCAR starts the first 45 day Public Notice period. CDB will be required to respond to public comments and then file another 45 day Public Notice Period which is then followed by a formal JCAR approval period. The entire process can take anywhere from 90 days to a year. The Committee anticipates starting work on the 2024 IECC early next year.
IL Stretch Energy Codes
The deadline to complete the Stretch Code has been extended 6 months to allow time for ICC to publish the 2024 IECC and to allow time for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to do a cost analysis. The Residential Stretch Code will be based on the 2021 IECC and the Commercial Stretch Code will be based on the 2024 IECC. Both codes will contain amendments to ensure the site energy indexes in the Climate and Equitable Jobs Acy (CEJA) are being met. The code language has been developed and is nearly complete. The subcommittees are now reviewing public comments. The Commercial subcommittee voted to suspend meetings until the ICC is closer to publishing their final draft of the 2024 IECC which is anticipated to be fall of 2023. The Residential subcommittee will likely vote to suspend meetings as well. Capital Development Board (CDB) will complete recommendations and development for the Code by December 31, 2023 and the Code will be completed and available for adoption by municipalities by June 30, 2024.
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