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Illinois– Energy Code

Issue: 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

Affects:  Pool and spa energy standards  

Send comments to:  Regan Ratliff, rratliff@phta.org

Rule Summary: The Illinois Capitol Development Board adopted the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code with Illinois Specific Amendments.  The Board previously adopted the 2015 IECC which was effective from January 1, 2016 until July 1, 2019. 

As the 2018 IECC is now in effect, PHTA members should note provisions in this code include requirements related to heaters, time switches and covers.  Also required is the APSP-14 Standard for Portable Electric Spa Energy Efficiency (2014 edition) and APSP-15 Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency (2011 edition). 

Swimming pool and spa provisions are the same in each IECC code edition, with the one exception that in the 2015 IECC the APSP-14 is the 2011 edition and in the 2018 IECC the APSP-14 is the 2014 edition. 

Status: The 2018 International Energy Conservation Code went into effect July 1, 2019.

Capitol Development Board webpage:   https://www2.illinois.gov/cdb/business/codes/Pages/IllinoisEnergyConservationCode.aspx