2005 Illinois Code - 110 ILCS 805/      Public Community College Act. Article V-a - Community College Energy Conservation And Saving Measures


      (110 ILCS 805/Art. V‑A heading)
ARTICLE V‑A. COMMUNITY COLLEGE ENERGY
CONSERVATION AND SAVING MEASURES

    (110 ILCS 805/5A‑5)
    Sec. 5A‑5. Definitions. In this Article words and phrases have the meanings set forth in the following Sections preceding Section 5A‑30.
(Source: P.A. 88‑173.)

    (110 ILCS 805/5A‑10)
    Sec. 5A‑10. Energy conservation measure. "Energy conservation measure" means any improvement, repair, alteration, or betterment of any building or facility owned or operated by a community college district or any equipment, fixture, or furnishing to be added to or used in any such building or facility 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. 88‑173.)

    (110 ILCS 805/5A‑15)
    Sec. 5A‑15. 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.
(Source: P.A. 88‑173.)

    (110 ILCS 805/5A‑20)
    Sec. 5A‑20. 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 community college district for its faithful performance.
(Source: P.A. 88‑173.)

    (110 ILCS 805/5A‑25)
    Sec. 5A‑25. Request for proposals. "Request for proposals" means a negotiated procurement. The request for proposals shall be announced through at least one public notice, at least 10 days before the request date in a newspaper published in the district, or if no newspaper is published in the district, in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the district, by a community college district 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 community college
    
district.
        (2) The name, address, title, and phone number of a
    
contact person.
        (3) Notice indicating that the community college
    
district 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
    
community college district may require.
(Source: P.A. 88‑173.)

    (110 ILCS 805/5A‑30)
    Sec. 5A‑30. Evaluation of proposal. Before entering into a guaranteed energy savings contract under Section 5A‑35, a community college district shall submit a request for proposals. The community college district 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 community college district staff, then the evaluation of the proposal shall be done by a registered professional engineer or architect, who is retained by the community college district. The community college district may pay a reasonable fee for evaluation of the proposal or include the fee as part of the payments made under Section 5A‑40.
(Source: P.A. 88‑173.)

    (110 ILCS 805/5A‑35)
    Sec. 5A‑35. Award of guaranteed energy savings contract. Sealed proposals must be opened by a member or employee of the community college board 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 10 days notice of the time and place of the opening. The community college district shall select the qualified provider that best meets the needs of the district. The community college district 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 5A‑30, a community college district 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 10 year period from the date of installation, if the recommendations in the proposal are followed.
(Source: P.A. 88‑173.)

    (110 ILCS 805/5A‑40)
    Sec. 5A‑40. 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 10 years the costs of the energy conservation measures. The qualified provider shall reimburse the community college district for any shortfall of guaranteed energy savings projected in the contract. A qualified provider shall provide a sufficient bond to the community college district 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 10 years from the date of final installation of the measures.
(Source: P.A. 88‑173; 88‑615, eff. 9‑9‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 805/5A‑45)
    Sec. 5A‑45. Installment payment; lease purchase. A community college district or 2 or more such districts in combination may enter into an installment payment contract or lease purchase agreement with a qualified provider for the purchase and installation of energy conservation measures. Every community college district may issue certificates evidencing the indebtedness incurred pursuant to the contracts or agreements. Any such contract or agreement shall be valid whether or not an appropriation with respect thereto is first included in any annual or additional or supplemental budget adopted by the community college district. Each contract or agreement entered into by a community college district pursuant to this Section shall be authorized by resolution of the community college board.
(Source: P.A. 88‑173.)

    (110 ILCS 805/5A‑50)
    Sec. 5A‑50. Term; budget and appropriations. Guaranteed energy savings contracts may extend beyond the fiscal year in which they become effective. The community college district shall include in its annual budget and appropriations measures for each subsequent fiscal year any amounts payable under guaranteed energy savings contracts during that fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 88‑173.)

    (110 ILCS 805/5A‑55)
    Sec. 5A‑55. Operational and energy cost savings. The community college district shall document the operational and energy cost savings specified in the guaranteed energy savings contract and designate and appropriate that amount for an annual payment of the contract. If the annual energy savings are less than projected under the guaranteed energy savings contract the qualified provider shall pay the difference as provided in Section 5A‑40.
(Source: P.A. 88‑173.)

    (110 ILCS 805/5A‑60)
    Sec. 5A‑60. Available funds. A community college district may use funds designated for operating or capital expenditures for any guaranteed energy savings contract including purchases using installment payment contracts or lease purchase agreements. A community college district that enters into such a contract or agreement may covenant in such contract or agreement that payments made thereunder shall be payable from the first funds legally available in each fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 88‑173.)

    (110 ILCS 805/5A‑65)
    Sec. 5A‑65. Funding. No State credit hour grants or other grants or funds appropriated for distribution to or reimbursement of a community college district shall be reduced as a result of energy savings realized from a guaranteed energy savings contract or a lease purchase agreement for the purchase and installation of energy conservation measures.
(Source: P.A. 88‑173.)

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