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RE: [Passive-House-Alliance-Chicago] Protect Illinois' Energy Efficiency Building Codes

From: Isaac E.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 1:04 PM

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Isaac Elnecave

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Jeff Kocinski
Sent: Wednesday, April 10,[masked]:12 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [Passive-House-Alliance-Chicago] Protect Illinois' Energy Efficiency Building Codes


Chicagoland Passive House Community:

I am forwarding on this important letter from the Illinois Environmental Council that I hope you can quickly act on. Please read the letter below which outlines a bill which intends to remove a provision that automatically updates the the codes every three years. It would increase the residential energy code cycle to "at least every 6 years" and to make residential code adoption voluntary. Please follow the link to write your local legislator to keep the energy efficiency movement moving forward.

 Thank you,

 Passive House Alliance Chicago Board


Protect Illinois' Energy Efficiency Building Codes 

Dear Supporter,

Illinois' Energy Efficiency Building codes are a huge win for the environment, homeowners, and businesses. Efforts are under way to weaken these codes and we need your help! Take action today to oppose HB1331.

HB1331 was pushed out of House Energy at the end of March. This bill would remove a provision that automatically updates the code every three years. This is an extremely important provision because it keeps Illinois up to date with new technological advances.

The energy efficiency code in Illinois has been extremely successful! Illinoisans buying new single family homes meeting the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will pocket between $9,780 and $11,100 in net energy savings over the mortgage term. And this code protects the environment by minimizing energy related pollution.

Tell your legislator that you support energy efficiency today. This bill could come for a vote on the floor any time this week and your help in bringing this to your legislator's attention will help us win on this issue in Springfield.


Jen Walling

Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Council



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