Massachusetts Needs a Real Net Zero Stretch Code!
Net Zero buildings, buildings that produce as much renewable energy as they consume, are better for our public health, for our environment, and for our communities. Net Zero design is predicated on three central pillars: energy efficiency, electrification and renewable energy. Net Zero housing is also an affordable option: Net Zero construction is not significantly more expensive than standard construction, and affordable housing is being built to net zero standards in Massachusetts right now!
At MCAN, we are grateful for the inclusion of a Net Zero stretch code provision in the Net Generation Climate bill, and are excited to work with communities across the Commonwealth to encourage Net Zero housing in their own communities!