The Massachusetts Climate Act of 2021: Setting New Standards
The Climate Act of 2021 required Massachusetts to develop an energy code designed specifically to comply with Massachusetts greenhouse gas limits and reduction targets, in order to guarantee new constructions adhered to them. On January 20,2023, The Massachusetts Climate Act saw its full implementation; placing building energy codes under DOER jurisdiction so as to align new builds with greenhouse gas limits and targets imposed upon Massachusetts. It marked an important step forward that will have lasting consequences across the building industry.
HERS Rater Model and Beyond
Under these new regulations, residential home permitting requires compliance with a HERS Rater model that requires at minimum an HERS score of 52 with Energy Recovery Ventilation and an electrical service panel with 50 Amp branch for charging electric vehicle(s). As of July 1, 2024 homes must meet even stricter standards with HERS scores dropping down to 42 or 45 for all-electric buildings - additionally homes greater than 4,000 square feet must also become 100% electric buildings.
Preferred Building Systems
Factory-based modular construction brings significant cost advantages over traditionally built homes, particularly those from Preferred Building Systems. Their "Standard Construction Specifications" consistently outdo those mandated by Climate Act codes - proof that Preferred is committed to exceeding industry standards while adhering to environmentally sustainable building practices.
Modular construction provides an efficient process that significantly lowers environmental impacts during its execution, including significant cost savings and an lowered resource footprint.
Custom modular homes are meticulously crafted in a controlled factory environment, minimizing material waste and employing exacting construction techniques. This precision results in energy-saving homes.
Modular construction encompasses cutting-edge technologies and emphasizes eco-friendly materials to conform with future sustainability goals.
We are committed to building energy-efficient homes that are both environmentally friendly and cost-effective. Our green building techniques help reduce your carbon footprint and on utility costs.
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