MEEA's Senior Policy Manager, Isaac Elnecave, recently won the U.S. Department of Energy's Jeffrey A. Johnson Award along with the rest of the team he worked with at the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) before coming to MEEA. Now he has brought that expertise to MEEA's building energy codes team!
Massachusetts Recognized for Advancing Building Energy Codes
Multi-party Team Receives Award for Nation’s First Stretch Code
LEXINGTON, MA, July 21, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Energy recognized a team from Massachusetts for its innovative leadership in working together to develop, write and ultimately get adopted the first state-level stretch building energy code in the country.
The Massachusetts Stretch Code Team, comprised of staff from Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, the Board of Building Regulations and Standards, and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, was presented with the Jeffrey A. Johnson Award on July 19, 2010 at Energy Codes 2010
The team was recognized for its collaborative efforts in getting the stretch code adopted in Massachusetts. This historic adoption means that buildings designed and built to the new Massachusetts stretch code (known officially as Appendix 120.AA) will use approximately 20% less energy than a comparable building designed and built to the standard building code.
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