Town of Harvard, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Harvard 11-9-2010 by Art. 4. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is a building code created by the International Code Council. It is a model code adopted by many state and municipal governments in the United States for the establishment of minimum design and construction requirements for energy efficiency. Commencing on July 1, 2010, the baseline energy conservation requirements of the Massachusetts State Building Code will default to IECC 2009 and Massachusetts amendments.
Codified by the Board of Building Regulations and Standards as 780 CMR Appendix 120.AA, the Stretch Energy Code is the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2009 with amendments contained herein.
The purpose of 780 CMR 120.AA is to provide a more energy-efficient alternative to the base energy code applicable to the relevant sections of the building code for both new construction and existing buildings.
The Stretch Energy Code applies to residential and commercial buildings. Buildings not included in the scope of this code shall comply with 780 CMR 13, 34, 61, or 93, as applicable.
The Stretch Energy Code, as codified by the Board of Building Regulations and Standards as 780 CMR Appendix 120.AA, including any amendments or modifications thereto, is herein incorporated by reference into this chapter.
The Stretch Code shall be enforced by the Building Commissioner.