What are the prescriptive measures that can satisfy the stretch energy code?
For residential projects, the prescriptive measures consist of the Energy Star Builders Option Package (BOP), which includes the Energy Star Thermal Bypass Checklist.

The BOP describes the insulation and air sealing to cut infiltration for an efficient building envelope, efficiency standards for cooling and heating equipment, allowable leakage rates for ductwork, and standards for windows, water heaters, lighting appliances, and thermostats.

Energy Star-rated equipment, appliances, windows, and lighting meet the standards. The thermal bypass checklist involves visual inspection of areas in the building where air leakage could take place to ensure that sealing is effective.

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1. What is the anticipated cost to the property owner of complying with the code?
2. Will implementing the stretch code save me money on utilities?
3. What low-cost interventions can I do to meet the stretch energy code?
4. What kinds of projects trigger the stretch energy code?
5. What is the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating?
6. What are the prescriptive measures that can satisfy the stretch energy code?
7. Can I limit a remodeling project to items of my own choosing?
8. If I’m doing a small remodeling project, like a kitchen or bathroom renovation, will I have to meet the stretch energy code?
9. Do I have to achieve a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating if my project is only a renovation of an existing building?
10. Would existing buildings or historic buildings have to be upgraded to comply with the stretch code appendix?
11. As a residential property owner, how would I comply with the stretch energy code?
12. What categories do multifamily residential buildings fall into?
13. What training do Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters undergo?
14. How do I find a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rater?
15. How could my contractor know how to meet the stretch energy code?
16. What kinds of technical and financial help are available to property owners and contractors?
17. How would the stretch energy code be enforced?