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WEBINAR: Rhode Island Stretch Code Training
Wed January 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1.0 LU |HSW
Zoom Registration required
This week’s webinar is presented by CLEAResult
Rhode Island adopted a stretch code in 2017 with the desired outcomes of promoting energy-efficient homes, assisting with construction of net zero energy homes, expanding the installation of renewable energy systems and constructing healthy homes. We will learn that the stretch code is a locally mandated code or alternative compliance path that is more aggressive than base code, resulting in buildings that achieve higher energy savings.
- Learn how stretch code provisions are designed to integrate with existing national model energy codes for residential and commercial construction, such as the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1.
- When base codes are not keeping up with advances in technology and design practices, stretch codes provide an opportunity to train the building and development communities in advanced practices before the underlying energy code is improved and help accelerate market acceptance and adoption of more stringent energy efficiency codes in the future.
- This session will review Rhode Island stretch codes and other compliant pathways. http://www.energy.ri.gov/policies-programs/lead-by-example/rhode-island-stretch-codes.php
- Learn how to utilize Rhode Island incentive options to meet this compliance alternative. Stretch codes can work in tandem with utility incentive programs. In many cases, utility energy efficiency programs, incentives and jurisdictional stretch code programs can be aligned