• Building Energy Code Straw Proposal: Updated Stretch Energy Code and Specialized Opt-in Code

Building Energy Code Straw Proposal: Updated Stretch Energy Code and Specialized Opt-in Code

  • 02 Mar 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Virtual via Zoom

Presented by AIA Massachusetts in collaboration with Central Massachusetts AIA, Western Massachusetts AIA, and the Boston Society of Architects.Representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources will be presenting their recently released energy codes Straw Proposal.

Ian Finlayson, Dept. Director, Energy Efficiency Division, and Paul Ormond, Energy Engineer, Energy Efficiency Division, will present an overview of DOER's proposed new, municipal opt-in specialized stretch energy code along with proposed updates to the current Appendix 115 AA stretch energy.

The presentation will be virtual and advance registration is required

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

As there may be limited opportunities for questions and answers, DOER has agreed to address AIA MA submitted questions through their presentation. As such, interested members should present their specific questions in writing to jnunnari@architects.org no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, February 25.

To review DOER's February 8 Straw Proposal webinar, please go to their new Stretch Code Development page.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 9:00 AM

WHERE: Virtual Session. Details to be Provided; Register HERE

PRICE: Free Event


By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the purpose and application of “stretch” and “opt-in” codes.
  2. Identify the provisions that impact energy efficiency, electrification, renewable energy, and optional jurisdictional requirements.
  3. Understand the implications of the proposed codes during all the design stages.
  4. Discuss the role of energy codes that aim to reduce carbon footprint produced by buildings and construction, and their limitations.
  5. Offer suggestions to develop an AIAMA advocacy position.

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