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IDA Certification RequirementsCorrelating Homer Glen SubsectionWest Chicago Steps for Amendment?
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LIGHTING CODE (ALL REQUIRED)
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i) Fully-shielded or full-cutoff standard for all lighting fixtures over 1500 lumens initial lamp output
(or equivalent wattages)
75-55 (Illumination Standards) C.[ARTICLE IV. STREET LIGHT REGULATIONS, Sec. 4-73.- Materials and Equipment] Under (a) and (b), add a (5) with full-cutoff standard
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ii) Establishes a threshold of 3000 Kelvins for the allowable correlated color temperature of all
lighting fixtures,
75-57, Prohibited outdoor lighting, subsection H and 75-60, Administrative Variances, subsection A.1)[ARTICLE IV. STREET LIGHT REGULATIONS, Sec. 4-73.- Materials and Equipment] Alter 3 so it uses a light bulb (which is compatible with current socket) but that is below 3,000 K
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iii) Restrictions on total amount of unshielded lighting, such as a limit on lumens per acre or total
site lumens in unshielded fixtures (or equivalent wattages),
75-56, Luminaire Standards, subsection A. (Applying only to commercial, public, or industrial districts)[ARTICLE XIII. OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING, Sec. 13.1-8. - Surfacing] Amend as, "all lighting used to illuminate off-street areas shall be full cut-off or fully-shielded fixtures."
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iv) A policy to address over-lighting, such as energy density caps, lumens/acre caps, or maximum
illuminance specifications,
75-55, A. Gross Emission of Light, subsection 1a."
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v) A provision that clearly: (1) indicates where, when, and under what circumstances new public
outdoor lighting (street lighting and lighting on other public property and rights-of-way) is
warranted and will be permitted, and (2) requires that adaptive controls and curfews be
employed in all future installations of public outdoor lighting.
New Public Lighting: 75-53, Conformance, subsection (C)(1) Adaptive Controls/Curfew: 75-55, Illumination Standards, subsection E.(1)1) This can be included in the new section describing the Extra Luminaire Request Policy. 2) This language can be added to [ARTICLE XIII. OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING, Sec. 13.1-8. - Surfacing] and [ARTICLE X. BUSINESS Sec. (F)]
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COMMUNITY COMMITMENT (ALL REQUIRED)
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i) City owned lighting conforming with, or committed to conforming with, the lighting code (if the
latter, a published plan with a timeline for completion in no more than 5 years),
75-54. EnforcementQuantify costs from GIS data.
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ii) Municipal support of dark skies and good lighting as indicated through city publications, flyers,
public service announcements, funding of lighting upgrades, etc.
-Work with West Chicago communications to communicate about the project.
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DEMONSTRATED SUPPORT (ALL REQUIRED)
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Chamber of Commerce, Local electrical utility, Local IDA Chapter, Lighting retailers, Home Owners Association, Business Improvement Associations, Others-Seek out demonstrated support.
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COMMUNITY COMMITMENT (PICK ONE)
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i) Planning and execution of at least two community dark sky awareness events per year. This may
be organized through a local astronomy club, municipality, school, etc.
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ii) Inclusion of dark sky awareness documents (IDA brochures or Community-created brochures)
with other Community informational documents for residents and visitors,
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iii) Inclusion of dark sky education in Community schools and curriculum.--
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SUCCESS IN CURBING LIGHT POLLUTION (PICK ONE)
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i) Examples of a minimum of ten projects built under the lighting code, demonstrating effective
application of the local lighting code,
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ii) Alternative demonstration of success in light pollution control, to be discussed with IDA for
compliance.
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SKY BRIGHTNESS PROGRAM (ALL REQUIRED)
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A sky brightness measurement program must be maintained either by the Community or by another
public or private organization (university, research center, IDA chapter, astronomy club, etc.) to
follow the evolution of light pollution in the DSC.
?Find willing organization. WCEC?
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ANNUAL REPORT (ALL REQUIRED)
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Periodic checks, through the submission of the annual report due October 1st, will be preformed to
ensure that minimum standards and objectives of the program are being upheld and adequate
progress is being made. This report is a short 1 to 2-page synopsis of the Community’s activities and
initiatives throughout the last year.
-Find willing organization. WCEC?
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