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Propelling Illinois Stretch Energy Code Tracking

We're providing assistance to Evanston's Sustainability Coordinator and code officials for key points in favor of adoption.

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August 14, 2023

Evanston should continue striving to be a model for advancing energy reduction in its new buildings and during major renovation. Voluntarily adopted stretch energy code offers municipalities a more energy-efficient alternative to the minimum state energy code. Adopting the Illinois stretch code, when available, will raise the bar from compliance with minimum energy code requirements to a higher level.

We are providing assistance to help propel this concept forward for future adoption by the Evanston City Council. Early steps include tracking stretch energy code development by the State of Illinois, noting public comment topics, and highlighting key areas of applicability to Evanston's building construction. We will assist the City with coordinating this new code with other Evanston building requirements.


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