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MA – R6.0 The Massachusetts Stretch Energy Code for HERS Raters

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Make sure to use the GoToWebinar link to obtain video access, this is required and verified for CEU credit. VIDEO VIEWING IS REQUIRED!

CEU’s: 3 CSL (Code Review), 3 AIA, 3 BPI, 3 Code Official, 3 RESNET PDHs

The Massachusetts Stretch Energy Code incorporates a blend of energy rating requirements and International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requirements, which often leads to confusion. This course covers the requirements of the Energy Rating Index (ERI) path, as amended by Massachusetts, and IECC “mandatory” requirements. This course, specifically designed for HERS Raters, reviews details of the ERI path, including rating standard options, renewable energy bonuses, and verification and documentation requirements. It will also discuss every IECC requirement that is mandatory under the ERI path, including envelope, mechanical system, service hot water, and whole-house mechanical ventilation. The Stretch Code requires a completed ENERGY STAR Thermal Enclosure System Checklist, and this course will provide a review of the items required on this checklist in comparison to the IECC Air Barrier and Insulation Installation Criteria, which are also required. The course will also describe duct leakage testing requirements, including IECC and RESNET 301 testing exemptions and related modeling issues. Finally, the course will briefly touch on the alternative ERI path (Passive House), EV-Ready requirements, and solar-ready requirements.

1. Have knowledge of the Stretch Code and how it is adopted locally to improve energy efficiency over the base code.
2. Compare and contrast the compliance options available for new construction, such as Prescriptive, ERI, and Passive House.
3. Learn the requirements of Appendix RB: Solar Ready as well as the EV Ready and its requirements.
4. Define the Specialized Code and explain how it results in zero- or near-zero energy buildings


July 24
9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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