REBA Environmental and Construction Law Sections Host a Webinar April 12: “Getting to Zero – The Proposed Net Energy Stretch Code”

April 5, 2022

The Real Estate Bar Association of New England’s Environmental and Construction Law Sections will be hosting a webinar at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 12th on the New Specialized Stretch Code Straw Proposal.

Speakers will participate from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and the Construction Industry, discussing this new climate-focused energy code option created by the 2021 Climate Act.

DOER is developing these new rules, alongside the Stretch Energy Code update. The specialized code will include net-zero building performance standards and a definition of net-zero building. It is designed to achieve MA GHG emission limits and sub-limits, including a 50% GHG emissions reduction by 2030 from 1990 levels. DOER received more than 1200 comments on the Straw Proposal released in February 2022.

Our expert speakers will discuss policy, as well as practical implications for the real estate and construction industries. Join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion with implications for real estate practitioners from across the board as municipalities take advantage of the opportunity to impose stricter energy standards to get to Net Zero.

This webcast program, open to all REBA members, is from 12 to 1 pm on Tuesday, April 12th. There will be no in-person attendance.

To register, RSVP to Kelli Eagan at

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