Stretch Energy Code
The Stretch Energy Code is an Appendix 115 AA to the State Building Code and was created by the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) in 2008. The Stretch Code provides an option for cities and towns to adopt an energy code that requires greater energy efficiency in buildings than the base code that is otherwise mandatory for municipalities across the state.
On December 21, 2009, the Cambridge City Council voted to adopt the Stretch Energy Code. The higher standards for energy efficiency in building projects went into effect on July 1, 2010. Cambridge was one of the first municipalities in the state to adopt the Stretch Energy Code.
Adoption of the Stretch Code by Cambridge
Stretch Code, Appendix 115 AA
BBRS Summary of Stretch Energy Code Appendix
Summary Table Stretch Energy Code Appendix
Board of Building Regulations and Standards
Overview of HERS Rating System
Residential Buildings Frequently Asked Questions
Summary of Residential Stretch Energy Code
Memorandum on Energy Modeling of Cambridge Triple Decker
Overview of the Stretch Energy Code and Commercial Buildings by Ian Finlayson, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Overview of Energy Modeling
Commercial Buildings Frequently Asked Questions
Fidelity Case Study
Warwick Home Loan Investment Bank Case Study
For More Information
For more information about the Stretch Energy Code, please contact John Bolduc, Environmental Planner, at 617/349-4628 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Iram Farooq, Sr. Project Manager, at email@example.com or 617/349-4606.