The International Code Council is set to consider a proposal that would strip public sector members of their voting rights on updates to influential model building energy code.
A settlement last week extends the state’s moratorium on utility shutoffs and provides $47 million in bill relief funding.
How a suburban Chicago mayor helped inspire the biggest jump in building energy code improvements in a decade
Greater participation by cities tipped the balance toward more ambitious efficiency measures in the latest model code.
The state’s unique and arcane franchise agreements also hurt the financial case for municipal investments in clean energy.
The district went nearly four years without a sustainability leader before hiring former Department of Energy official Sandrine Schultz in 2019.