Where can I find and read more about the stretch code appendix?
The stretch code appendix language is freely available on the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) website.

Also available on the BBRS website is a 2-page summary of the code. In addition, the stretch code appendix 120.AA can be found with the rest of the Massachusetts energy code in the state bookstore. Because the stretch code is an appendix to the base energy code, it is best read together with the new base energy code document published as the International Energy Conservation Code, 2009 edition (IECC 2009) available from the International Code Council (ICC) website and other online bookstores.

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1. How is the stretch energy code different than the existing energy code?
2. What is the anticipated cost of implementing a more stringent energy code?
3. What kinds of technical and financial help are available to property owners and contractors?
4. What building types does the stretch energy code apply to?
5. Does the stretch code apply to major renovation projects as well as new construction?
6. Does the stretch code apply to minor additions to existing buildings?
7. What happens to buildings not covered by the stretch energy code?
8. What standards are the stretch code appendix based on?
9. What is required for large new commercial buildings above 100,000 square feet?
10. What is required for new commercial buildings between 5,000 and 100,000 square feet?
11. What would be required of small new commercial buildings, below 5,000 square feet?
12. How are new commercial buildings with special energy needs handled?
13. How do the benefits and costs from the commercial stretch code standards compare to the baseline code?
14. What categories do multifamily residential buildings fall into?
15. What training and materials are available on these standards?
16. How would the stretch code be implemented and enforced?
17. How does the stretch code work with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings?
18. Does the stretch code require 3% renewable electricity or solar panels?
19. Where can I find and read more about the stretch code appendix?