Acadia Center’s Final Comments on Massachusetts Stretch Code Proposal
Acadia Center previously submitted comments on the Stretch Code Straw Proposal presented by the DOER at a virtual briefing on February 8, 2022. Though there were some changes between that proposal and this one, much of Acadia Center’s previous comments remain relevant. For example, Acadia Center still recommends that the Net Zero Code require all low-rise residential buildings be all-electric and that compliance pathways requiring rooftop solar “where feasible” should have an alternative compliance mechanism in cases where solar is not deemed feasible. However, our organization did want to highlight some additional recommendations and changes, such as additional thoughts on electric vehicle charging and technical building specifications.