Town of Sunderland, MA
Franklin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Permanent Building Committee — See Ch. 14, Art. I.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 49.
Smoke and heat detectors — See Ch. 104.
Zoning — See Ch. 125.
Building standards — See Ch. 152.
Flood hazard areas — See Ch. 157.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 194.
[Adopted 4-27-2012 ATM, Art. 16]
INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE (IECC)
The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is a building energy 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 and is updated on a three year cycle. Since July 1, 2010, the baseline energy conservation requirements of the MA State Building Code defaulted to the latest published edition, currently the IECC 2009, with Massachusetts amendments as approved by the Board of Building Regulations and Standards.
STRETCH ENERGY CODE
Codified by the Board of Building Regulations and Standards as 780 CMR Appendix 115.AA of the 8th edition Massachusetts building code, the Stretch Energy Code is an appendix to the Massachusetts building code, based on further amendments to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to improve energy efficiency of buildings built to this code.
The purpose of the Stretch Code, 780 CMR 115.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 Code applies to residential and commercial buildings. Buildings not included in this scope shall comply with 780 CMR 13, 34, 561, or 93, as applicable.
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A municipality seeking to ensure that construction within its boundaries is designed and built above the energy efficiency requirements of 780 CMR may mandate adherence to this appendix.
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780 CMR 115.AA may be adopted or rescinded by any municipality in the Commonwealth in the manner prescribed by law.
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The Stretch Code, as codified by the Board of Building Regulations and Standards as 780 CMR Appendix 115.AA, including any future editions, amendments or modifications, is herein incorporated by reference into the Town of Sunderland General Bylaws, Chapter 46.
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The Stretch Code shall be enforced by the inspector of buildings or building commissioner.
The Stretch Code shall be applicable beginning January 1, 2013.