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20 ILCS 3125/55

    (20 ILCS 3125/55)
    Sec. 55. Illinois Stretch Energy Code.
    (a) The Board, in consultation with the Department, shall create and adopt the Illinois Stretch Energy Code, to allow municipalities and projects authorized or funded by the Board to achieve more energy efficiency in buildings than the Illinois Energy Conservation Code through a consistent pathway across the State. The Illinois Stretch Energy Code shall be available for adoption by any municipality and shall set minimum energy efficiency requirements, taking the place of the Illinois Energy Conservation Code within any municipality that adopts the Illinois Stretch Energy Code.
    (b) The Illinois Stretch Energy Code shall have separate components for commercial and residential buildings, which may be adopted by the municipality jointly or separately.
    (c) The Illinois Stretch Energy Code shall apply to all projects to which an energy conservation code is applicable that are authorized or funded in any part by the Board after January 1, 2024.
    (d) Development of the Illinois Stretch Energy Code shall be completed and available for adoption by municipalities by December 31, 2023.
    (e) Consistent with the requirements under paragraph (2.5) of subsection (g) of Section 8-103B of the Public Utilities Act and under paragraph (2) of subsection (j) of Section 8-104 of the Public Utilities Act, municipalities may adopt the Illinois Stretch Energy Code and may use utility programs to support compliance with the Illinois Stretch Energy Code. The amount of savings from such utility efforts that may be counted toward achievement of their annual savings goals shall be based on reasonable estimates of the increase in savings resulting from the utility efforts, relative to reasonable approximations of what would have occurred absent the utility involvement.
    (f) The Illinois Stretch Energy Code's residential components shall:
        (1) apply to residential buildings as defined under
    
Section 10;
        (2) set performance targets using a site energy index
    
with reductions relative to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code; and
        (3) include stretch energy codes with site energy
    
index standards and adoption dates as follows: by no later than December 31, 2023, the Board shall create and adopt a stretch energy code with a site energy index no greater than 0.50 of the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code; by no later than December 31, 2025, the Board shall create and adopt a stretch energy code with a site energy index no greater than 0.40 of the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, unless the Board identifies unanticipated burdens associated with the stretch energy code adopted in 2023, in which case the Board may adopt a stretch energy code with a site energy index no greater than 0.42 of the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, provided that the more relaxed standard has a site energy index that is at least 0.05 more restrictive than the 2024 International Energy Conservation Code; by no later than December 31, 2028, the Board shall create and adopt a stretch energy code with a site energy index no greater than 0.33 of the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, unless the Board identifies unanticipated burdens associated with the stretch energy code adopted in 2025, in which case the Board may adopt a stretch energy code with a site energy index no greater than 0.35 of the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, but only if that more relaxed standard has a site energy index that is at least 0.05 more restrictive than the 2027 International Energy Conservation Code; and by no later than December 31, 2031, the Board shall create and adopt a stretch energy code with a site energy index no greater than 0.25 of the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code.
    (g) The Illinois Stretch Energy Code's commercial components shall:
        (1) apply to commercial buildings as defined under
    
Section 10;
        (2) set performance targets using a site energy index
    
with reductions relative to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code; and
        (3) include stretch energy codes with site energy
    
index standards and adoption dates as follows: by no later than December 31, 2023, the Board shall create and adopt a stretch energy code with a site energy index no greater than 0.60 of the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code; by no later than December 31, 2025, the Board shall create and adopt a stretch energy code with a site energy index no greater than 0.50 of the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code; by no later than December 31, 2028, the Board shall create and adopt a stretch energy code with a site energy index no greater than 0.44 of the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code; and by no later than December 31, 2031, the Board shall create and adopt a stretch energy code with a site energy index no greater than 0.39 of the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code.
    (h) The process for the creation of the Illinois Stretch Energy Code includes:
        (1) within 60 days after the effective date of this
    
amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, the Capital Development Board shall meet with the Illinois Energy Code Advisory Council to advise and provide technical assistance and recommendations to the Capital Development Board for the Illinois Stretch Energy Code, which shall:
            (A) advise the Capital Development Board on
        
creation of interim performance targets, code requirements, and an implementation plan for the Illinois Stretch Energy Code;
            (B) recommend amendments to proposed rules issued
        
by the Capital Development Board;
            (C) recommend complementary programs or policies;
            (D) complete recommendations and development for
        
the Illinois Stretch Energy Code elements and requirements by July 31, 2023;
        (2) As part of its deliberations, the Illinois Energy
    
Code Advisory Council shall actively solicit input from other energy code stakeholders and interested parties.
(Source: P.A. 102-662, eff. 9-15-21.)