A.   General:
      1.   Scope: The provisions of this chapter shall govern the minimum mechanical and electrical facilities and equipment to be provided.
      2.   Responsibility: The owner of the structure shall provide and maintain mechanical and electrical facilities and equipment in compliance with these requirements. A person shall not occupy as owner-occupant or permit another person to occupy any premises which does not comply with the requirements of this chapter.
   B.   Heating Facilities:
      1.   Facilities Required: Heating facilities shall be provided in structures as required by this section.
      2.   Residential Buildings: Every dwelling shall be provided with heating facilities capable of maintaining a room temperature of sixty five degrees Fahrenheit (65°F) (18°C) in all habitable rooms, bathrooms and toilet rooms based on the outside design temperature required for the locality by the mechanical code listed in title 8 of this code. (Ord. 1668, 4-6-1998)
         a.   Heat Supply: Every owner and operator of any building who rents, leases or lets one or more dwelling unit, rooming unit, dormitory or guestroom on terms, either express or implied, to furnish heat to the occupants thereof shall supply sufficient heat during the period from September 1 to June 1 to maintain the room temperatures specified in subsection B2 of this section during the hours between six thirty o'clock (6:30) A.M. and ten thirty o'clock (10:30) P.M. of each day and not less than sixty degrees Fahrenheit (60°F) (16°C) during other hours. (Ord. 2062, 6-2-2003)
         b.   Room Temperature Exception: When the outdoor temperature is below the outdoor design temperature required for the locality by the mechanical code listed in title 8 of this code, the owner or operator shall not be required to maintain the minimum room temperatures, provided that the heating system is operating at full capacity, with supply valves and dampers in a full open position.
      3.   Nonresidential Structures:
         a.   Heat: Every enclosed occupied work space shall be supplied with sufficient heat during the period from October 1 to May 1 to maintain a temperature of not less than sixty five degrees Fahrenheit (65°F) (18°C) during all working hours.
         b.   Exceptions: 1) Processing, storage and operation areas that require cooling or other special temperature conditions; and 2) areas in which persons are primarily engaged in vigorous physical activities are not subject to the provisions of subsection B3a of this Section.
      4.   Room Temperature Measurement: The required room temperatures shall be measured at a point three feet (3') (914 mm) above the floor and three feet (3') (914 mm) from the exterior walls.
   C.   Mechanical Equipment:
      1.   Mechanical Equipment: All mechanical equipment, fireplaces and solid fuel-burning appliances shall be properly installed and maintained in a safe working condition, and shall be capable of performing the intended function.
      2.   Cooking And Heating Equipment: All cooking and heating equipment, components and accessories in every heating, cooking and water-heating device shall be maintained free from leaks and obstructions.
      3.   Flue: All fuel-burning equipment and appliances shall be connected to an approved chimney or vent.
      4.   Clearances: All required clearances to combustible materials shall be maintained.
      5.   Safety Controls: All safety controls for fuel-burning equipment shall be maintained in effective operation.
      6.   Combustion Air: A supply of air for complete combustion of the fuel and ventilation of the space shall be provided for the fuel-burning equipment.
      7.   Energy Conservation Devices: Devices purporting to reduce fuel consumption by attachment to a fuel-burning appliance, to the fuel supply line thereto, or to the vent outlet or vent piping therefrom, shall not be installed unless labeled for such purpose and the installation is specifically approved.
   D.   Electrical Facilities:
      1.   Facilities Required: Every occupied building shall be provided with an electrical system in compliance with the requirements of this subsection D and subsection E of this Section.
      2.   Service: The size and usage of appliances and equipment shall serve as a basis for determining the need for additional facilities in accordance with the National Electrical Code listed in subsection 6-3-1A4 of this Chapter. Every dwelling shall be served by a main service that is not less than 60 amperes, three (3) wires.
      3.   Electrical System Hazards: Where it is found that the electrical system in a structure constitutes a hazard to the occupants or the structure by reason of inadequate service, improper fusing, insufficient outlets, improper wiring or installation, deterioration or damage, or for similar reasons, the code official shall require the defects to be corrected to eliminate the hazard.
   E.   Electrical Equipment:
      1.   Installation: All electrical equipment, wiring and appliances shall be properly installed and maintained in a safe and approved manner.
      2.   Receptacles: Every habitable space in a dwelling shall contain at least two (2) separate and remote receptacle outlets. Every laundry area shall contain at least one grounded type receptacle. Every bathroom shall contain at least one electric lighting fixture.
      3.   Lighting Fixtures: Every public hall, interior stairway, water closet compartment, bathroom, laundry room and furnace room shall contain at least one electric lighting fixture.
   F.   Elevators, Escalators And Dumbwaiters:
      1.   General: Elevators, dumbwaiters and escalators shall be maintained to sustain safely all imposed loads, to operate properly, and to be free from physical and fire hazards.
      2.   Elevators:
         a.   Requirements: In buildings equipped with passenger elevators, at least one elevator shall be maintained in operation at all times when the building is occupied.
         b.   Exception: Buildings equipped with only one elevator shall be permitted to have the elevator temporarily out of service for testing or servicing. (Ord. 1668, 4-6-1998)
      3.   Elevator Safety Regulations And Inspections: Pursuant to the city's 2007 agreement with the office of the state fire marshal, the following regulations shall apply to elevator and escalator operation:
         a.   Elevator Safety Act: The elevator safety act 1 and associated administrative rules (41 Ill. adm. code 1000), as now existing or hereafter amended.
         b.   American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME):
            (1)   Safety code for elevators and escalators (ASME A17.1-2005, A17.1(a)-2005k and A17-1(e)-2005);
            (2)   "Guide For Inspection Of Elevators, Escalators, And Moving Walks" (ASME 17.2-2004);
            (3)   Safety code for existing elevators and escalators (ASME A17.3-2005);
Upgrades required by this subsection must be completed no later than January 1, 2009, except that upgrades to the hydraulic cylinder system and firefighter control system must be completed by January 1, 2011.
For the purposes of this subsection, an existing elevator is an elevator contained in a building for which a building permit was issued prior to the effective date of the administrative rules or a conveyance for which a permit was issued for that conveyance prior to the effective date of the administrative rules adopted in conformance with the elevator safety act.
            (4)   Safety standard for platform lifts and stairway chairlifts (ASME A1B.1-2005); and
            (5)   Standard for the qualification of elevator inspectors (ASME QEI-1-2004).
         c.   American National Standards:
            (1)   Safety requirements for personal hoists and employee elevators (ANSI A 10.4-2004).
         d.   American Society Of Civil Engineers (ASCE):
            (1)   Automated people mover standards (ASCE 21-2000). (Ord. 2420, 12-17-2007)



1. 225 ILCS 312/140.