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SCHOOLS
(105 ILCS 5/) School Code.

105 ILCS 5/19a-5

    (105 ILCS 5/19a-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 19a-5)
    Sec. 19a-5. Members of a school board issuing bonds pursuant to this Article incur no personal liability thereby.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2778.)

105 ILCS 5/Art. 19b

 
    (105 ILCS 5/Art. 19b heading)
ARTICLE 19b. SCHOOL ENERGY CONSERVATION AND SAVING MEASURES

105 ILCS 5/19b-1

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-1)
    Sec. 19b-1. Definitions. In this Article words and phrases have the meanings set forth in the following Sections preceding Section 19b-2.
(Source: P.A. 87-1106.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-1.05

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-1.05)
    Sec. 19b-1.05. Area vocational center. "Area vocational center" means an area vocational center created by joint agreement between school districts.
(Source: P.A. 92-767, eff. 8-6-02.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-1.1

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-1.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-1.1)
    Sec. 19b-1.1. Energy conservation measure. "Energy conservation measure" means any improvement, repair, alteration, or betterment of any building or facility owned or operated by a school district or area vocational center or any equipment, fixture, or furnishing to be added to or used in any such building or facility, subject to the building code authorized in Section 2-3.12 of this Code, 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.
(Source: P.A. 95-612, eff. 9-11-07.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-1.2

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-1.2) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-1.2)
    Sec. 19b-1.2. Guaranteed energy savings contract. "Guaranteed energy savings contract" means a contract for: (i) the implementation of an energy audit, data collection, and other related analyses preliminary to the undertaking of energy conservation measures; (ii) the evaluation and recommendation of energy conservation measures; (iii) the implementation of one or more energy conservation measures; and (iv) the implementation of project monitoring and data collection to verify post-installation energy consumption and energy-related operating costs. The contract shall provide that all payments, except obligations on termination of the contract before its expiration, are to be made over time and that the savings are guaranteed to the extent necessary to pay the costs of the energy conservation measures. Energy saving may include energy reduction and offsetting sources of renewable energy funds including renewable energy credits and carbon credits.
(Source: P.A. 96-1197, eff. 7-22-10.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-1.3

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-1.3) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-1.3)
    Sec. 19b-1.3. Qualified provider. "Qualified provider" means a person or business whose employees are experienced and trained in the design, implementation, or installation of energy conservation measures. The minimum training required for any person or employee under this Section shall be the satisfactory completion of at least 40 hours of course instruction dealing with energy conservation measures. A qualified provider to whom the contract is awarded shall give a sufficient bond to the school district or area vocational center for its faithful performance.
(Source: P.A. 92-767, eff. 8-6-02.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-1.4

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-1.4) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-1.4)
    Sec. 19b-1.4. Request for proposals. "Request for proposals" means a competitive selection achieved by negotiated procurement. The request for proposals shall be submitted to the administrators of the Capital Development Board Procurement Bulletin for publication and through at least one public notice, at least 30 days before the request date in a newspaper published in the district or vocational center area, or if no newspaper is published in the district or vocational center area, in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the district or vocational center, from a school district or area vocational center that will administer the program, requesting innovative solutions and proposals for energy conservation measures. Proposals submitted shall be sealed. The request for proposals shall include all of the following:
        (1) The name and address of the school district or
    
area vocation center.
        (2) The name, address, title, and phone number of a
    
contact person.
        (3) Notice indicating that the school district or
    
area vocational center is requesting qualified providers to propose energy conservation measures through a guaranteed energy savings contract.
        (4) The date, time, and place where proposals must be
    
received.
        (5) The evaluation criteria for assessing the
    
proposals.
        (6) Any other stipulations and clarifications the
    
school district or area vocational center may require.
(Source: P.A. 95-612, eff. 9-11-07; 96-1197, eff. 7-22-10.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-2

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-2)
    Sec. 19b-2. Evaluation of proposal. Before entering into a guaranteed energy savings contract under Section 19b-3, a school district or area vocational center shall submit a request for proposals. The school district or area vocational center shall evaluate any sealed proposal from a qualified provider. The evaluation shall analyze the estimates of all costs of installations, modifications or remodeling, including, without limitation, costs of a pre-installation energy audit or analysis, design, engineering, installation, maintenance, repairs, debt service, conversions to a different energy or fuel source, or post-installation project monitoring, data collection, and reporting. The evaluation shall include a detailed analysis of whether either the energy consumed or the operating costs, or both, will be reduced. If technical assistance is not available by a licensed architect or registered professional engineer on the school district or area vocational center staff, then the evaluation of the proposal shall be done by a registered professional engineer or architect, who is retained by the school district or area vocational center. A licensed architect or registered professional engineer evaluating a proposal under this Section must not have any financial or contractual relationship with a qualified provider or other source that would constitute a conflict of interest. The school district or area vocational center may pay a reasonable fee for evaluation of the proposal or include the fee as part of the payments made under Section 19b-4.
(Source: P.A. 95-612, eff. 9-11-07.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-3

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-3)
    Sec. 19b-3. Award of guaranteed energy savings contract. Sealed proposals must be opened by a member or employee of the school board or governing board of the area vocational center, whichever is applicable, at a public opening at which the contents of the proposals must be announced. Each person or entity submitting a sealed proposal must receive at least 13 days notice of the time and place of the opening. The school district or area vocational center shall select the qualified provider that best meets the needs of the district or area vocational center. The school district or area vocational center shall provide public notice of the meeting at which it proposes to award a guaranteed energy savings contract of the names of the parties to the proposed contract and of the purpose of the contract. The public notice shall be made at least 10 days prior to the meeting. After evaluating the proposals under Section 19b-2, a school district or area vocational center may enter into a guaranteed energy savings contract with a qualified provider if it finds that the amount it would spend on the energy conservation measures recommended in the proposal would not exceed the amount to be saved in either energy or operational costs, or both, within a 20-year period from the date of installation, if the recommendations in the proposal are followed. Contracts let or awarded must be submitted to the administrators of the Capital Development Board Procurement Bulletin for publication.
(Source: P.A. 95-612, eff. 9-11-07; 96-1197, eff. 7-22-10.)

105 ILCS 5/19b-4

    (105 ILCS 5/19b-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 19b-4)
    Sec. 19b-4. Guarantee. The guaranteed energy savings contract shall include a written guarantee of the qualified provider that either the energy or operational cost savings, or both, will meet or exceed within 20 years the costs of the energy conservation measures. The qualified provider shall reimburse the school district or area vocational center for any shortfall of guaranteed energy savings projected in the contract. A qualified provider shall provide a sufficient bond to the school district or area vocational center for the installation and the faithful performance of all the measures included in the contract. The guaranteed energy savings contract may provide for payments over a period of time, not to exceed 20 years from the date of final installation of the measures.
(Source: P.A. 92-767, eff. 8-6-02.)