Code change could increase high-performance window systems
‘Stretch' energy code in Massachusetts could mean more high-performance glazing installations.
Network states a recently adopted
code change proposal by the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts could
help spur increased use of high-performance glass and window systems in both
commercial and residential applications.
Appendix 120.AA , known as the
"stretch" code, is an optional appendix to the Massachusetts Building
Code 780 CMR that will be applied by Aug. 1, 2009. The stretch code is
similarly based on the IECC 2009 energy code, which will become the base energy
code in 2010, but with approximately 20% greater building efficiency
requirements, and a move toward third-party testing and rating of building