Stretch Energy Code
For communities that legally adopt the "Stretch Energy Code" (see 8 th Edition Building Code, Appendix 115.AA), the BBRS has set policy for implementation of this advanced energy code, as follows:
- Training of Building Officials on Stretch Energy Code provisions prior to implementation,
- Effective dates of either January 1 or July 1 of any given year, and
- A "6 month concurrency period" requirement (as described above) beginning on the effective date.
In those communities that adopt the Stretch Energy Code, and after the 6 month concurrency period has elapsed, the Stretch Energy Code becomes the sole energy code in effect.
More information on the Stretch Energy Code is available at: Stretch Energy Code
Energy Codes at the Federal Government
Software compliance tools (REScheck and COMcheck) and useful energy code information, including education and training material, can be found at www.energycodes.gov