The Arlington Clean Heat Steering Committee supports a strong net-zero stretch code for MA and explains why in their Dec. 15 letter to the editor of YourArlington.
"...A true net-zero code would be a tremendous step forward in combating greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. A weak code would be a disaster. ...
Arlington has already taken the lead in advocating for a strong, net-zero code. Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine has assembled a group of 30 towns and cities to submit a letter to Secretary of Energy Kathleen Theoharides urging the adoption of a strong code and making clear that at a minimum it must allow for the clean heat (no fossil fuels) measures Town Meeting endorsed last year. Area Munis Signal Support of Net Zero Stretch Code | Town Manager News | Town of Arlington (arlingtonma.gov).
These municipalities include all our neighbors: Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Winchester and Lexington. Building codes seem technical and a little boring, until you realize the enormous difference they make. ..." Read more.