Construction & Real Estate Roundtable 8/8/23 Building Code Changes and Sustainable Design
Please join the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and Building Evolution Corp for a discussion about new building code changes that have gone into effect this year. Paul Ormond of the MA Department of Energy Resources (DOER) will review the timeline (with some changes already here!) and impact of the new code on our local construction projects including the options for complying with the code.
Massachusetts has adopted the new Stretch Energy Code and Municipal Opt-In Stretch Code in 2023, making low-energy buildings - including additions and alterations - mandatory. The New Stretch Code focuses on heating and cooling load reduction, emphasizing high performance enclosures, minimizing thermal bridging, and air infiltration.
Come prepared to join the discussion and share the implications of this new code for your practice. Bring ideas for what the Worcester regional construction market needs to meet the challenge of the new code and beyond.