Building Fuels and Energy Efficiency

The Commonwealth is implementing the following updated Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020 policies in order to improve new and existing buildings’ energy performance and provide cleaner energy sources for buildings.

All Cost Effective Energy Efficiency

Additional Resources for All Cost Effective Energy Efficiency

Advanced Building Energy Codes

https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/10/31/stretch-code-towns-adoption-by-community-map-and-list.pdf

map of 248 towns that have adopted Stretch Code

Additional Resources for Advanced Building Energy Codes

Developing a Mature Market for Renewable Thermal Tech

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  • 800+ solar hot water systems have been installed since 2011, reducing about 1,200 metric tons of GHG emissions.

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Tree Retention & Planting to Reduce Heating & Cooling

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  • 3,600+ trees were planted in 5 Gateway Cities between 2014-2015, currently reducing about 8 metric tons of GHG emissions by decreasing the amount of energy needed to heat or cool buildings.

Additional Resources for Tree Retention & Planting to Reduce Heating & Cooling

Appliance and Product Standards

  • Federal appliance and product standards that were adopted between 2009 and 2015 are expected to reduce nearly 1 million metric tons of GHG emissions by 2020.

Additional Resources for Appliance and Product Standards

Building Energy Rating and Labeling

building energy rating and labeling
  • Regional efforts are in progress to roll out score cards based on pilot program success in Springfield, MA

Additional Resources for Building Energy Rating and Labeling

Expanding Energy Efficiency Programs to Commercial and Industrial Heating Oil

New regulations/legislations would be required to implement this policy.

Additional Resources for Expanding Energy Efficiency Programs to Commercial and Industrial Heating Oil

Progress Compared to GHG Emissions in the State

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