Archive: September 1, 2010

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Going Green: Illinois Adopts Laws Aimed at Promoting Sustainable Development

Going Green: Illinois Adopts Laws Aimed at Promoting Sustainable Development

By:  Larry Eiben, K&L Gates, Chicago

The State of Illinois is part of the nationwide trend to codify new construction standards for energy efficient buildings and sustainable development.  Illinois has adopted the Illinois Energy Conservation Code, which became effective January 29, 2010 and the Green Buildings Act, which became effective on July 24, 2009.  The goals of these laws are to reduce energy consumption, protect the environment, cut pollution and promote sustainable development. 

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