As of January 1, 2013 the 2012 Illinois Energy Conservation Code replaced the 2009 code
Energy Impact Illinois (E12) now has rebates to offer for a limited time. Single family homeowners can apply for up to $1,750 in rebates for qualifying energy efficiency measures. For more information about the rebate, please call 855-9-IMPACT or visit the website at www.energyimpactillinois.org. If you would like staff to present to your community about the new rebates, please contact Emily Plagman at email@example.com.
As of January 29, 2010 all commercial and residential building permits submitted MUST meet ALL requirements for the 2009 International Code Counsel Energy Conservation Code. The Illinois Energy Efficient Building Act (as it was renamed) includes renovations, alterations (this includes all window replacements), additions and repairs - for further details go to www.cdb.state.il.us .
Window replacement permits are issued over-the-counter with a completed application signed by the owner of the property and manufacturer cut sheets on the windows showing a U-factor of 0.35 or less (DO NOT REMOVE THE STICKERS FROM WINDOWS UNTIL FINAL INSPECTION IS APPROVED) - contractors installing the windows are required to be registered with our department - permits are also required for HVAC and water heater replacement with application and specs.
For information on consumer rights regarding home repair and avoiding home repair fraud, please visit the Illinois Attorney General's office.
New Lead Law
The Illinois Department of Public Health Lead Program is holding 16 meetings around the state to inform the public about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Renovation, Repair and Painting lead law that goes into effect April 22, 2010. The new law requires contractors, property managers and others paid to replace windows or renovate residential houses, apartments and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 to be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This new law is intended to protect children from leaded dust that may result from disturbing lead-based paint. Common activities like sanding, cutting and demolition can create lead hazards that can be harmful to children and adults. In 2008, more than 5,000 Illinois children had elevated blood lead levels. This new federal law has the potential to significantly decrease childhood lead poisoning. There is no safe level of lead in the body. Lead poisoning can cause health problems including decreased I.Q., learning disabilities, kidney disease, high blood pressure, miscarriage, and birth defects. For more information about the meetings, contact the Illinois Lead Program at 217-782-3517.