The Small Business $mart Energy (SB$E) program provides energy efficiency technical services for small to medium-sized, for-profit businesses. The technical services can identify opportunities for energy savings through intelligent building design and efficient building components and systems.
MEEP will offer Illinois manufacturers total energy cost optimization planning including energy information management systems, information on purchasing options available due to electric deregulation, and guidance on low-cost financing options for energy efficiency improvements. MEEP is most appropriate for large energy users spending $500,000 or more on energy per year.
Energy Performance Contracting is an innovative arrangement for designing, installing and financing energy improvement projects where the savings achieved by the project are guaranteed to amortize the cost of the project over the term of the agreement.
Public Act 093-0936 (Illinois Energy Conservation Code for Commercial Buildings) was signed into law in August, 2004 by Illinois Governor. This new Law requires all new commercial construction for which a building permit application is received by a municipality or county to follow a comprehensive statewide energy conservation code. The Illinois Energy Conservation Code becomes effective April 8, 2006.