What is the stretch energy code appendix?
It is an appendix to the state energy code, created by the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) that provides the option for cities and towns that wish to have an energy code for buildings that results in more energy efficient buildings than the base code that is otherwise mandatory for municipalities across the state.

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1. What is the stretch energy code appendix?
2. How is the stretch energy code different than the existing energy code?
3. Why did the commonwealth add the stretch energy code option to the state building code?
4. How would it be adopted by Brookline?
5. Why is Brookline considering adoption of the code?
6. If Brookline adopts the stretch energy code, when does it go into effect?
7. If the state is making the statewide energy code more stringent, why should Brookline adopt the stretch energy code?
8. What are some of the expected benefits to a municipality of a more stringent energy code?