Green Communities

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The Green Communities Designation and Grant Program helps municipalities navigate and meet the five criteria required to become a Green Community, in turn qualifying municipalities for grants that finance additional energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at the local level.

Stretch Code Workshop

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

6pm

Salisbury Library-17 Elm Street

5 Required Criteria for Green Community Designation:

1. Set requirements to minimize life-cycle energy costs for new construction; one way to meet these requirements is to adopt the new Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) Stretch Code.

2015 Stretch Energy Code Summary

Updates to Draft 9th Edition of the Building Code approved by BBRS on 1/12/2016

9th Edition Stretch Code Modeling Analysis:

     a. 2200 sq ft 3 bedroom single-family house-electric heat

     b. 3800 sq ft 3 bedroom single-family house-electric heat

     c. 2200 sq ft 3 bedroom single-family house-gas heat

     d. 3800 sq ft 3 bedroom single-family house-gas heat

2. Provide as-of-right siting in designated locations for renewable/alternative energy generation, research & development, or manufacturing facilities.
 
3. Adopt an expedited application and permit process for as-of-right energy facilities.

4. Establish an energy use baseline and develop a plan to reduce energy use by twenty percent (20%) within five (5) years.
 
5. Purchase only fuel-efficient vehicles.