Massachusetts Stretch and Specialized Codes

This panel will discuss the Massachusetts Stretch and Specialized Codes, including key provisions such as thermal bridge accounting and mitigation, thermal energy demand intensity (TEDI), ventilation energy recovery, and efficient electrification. We’ll also provide an update on which communities have adopted the Specialized Code.  Paul Ormond and Joanne Bissetta (Department of Energy Resources) will kick off the discussion from the state perspective, followed by experts Christopher Grey (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger) who will discuss thermal bridging and Olivia Brady (Karpman Associates) who will discuss thermal energy demand.

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Event Time: 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Room / Location:
Marina 1

CEU Information: 

BOC: 1 credit hour
BPI: 1 credit hour
MA CSL: 1 credit hour (Code Review)
NAHB: 1 credit hour
NARI: 1 credit hour
PHI: Credit offered for full conference attendance
Phius: Credit offered for each full conference day
RESNET: Credit offered for each full conference day

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast Base Code, Stretch Code, and Specialized Code.
  • Summarize the state of adoption of the Specialized Code across the state of Massachusetts.
  • Explain the importance of addressing thermal bridging and thermal energy demand in complying with the Stretch and Specialized Codes.
  • Identify obstacles to compliance, and strategies to overcome them.

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