Article 72B


Section 1 Definitions

International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2009 - The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is a building code created by the International Code Council. It is a model code adopted by many state and municipal governments in the United States for the establishment of minimum design and construction requirements for energy efficiency. Commencing July 1, 2010, the baseline energy conservation requirements of the MA State Building Code will default to IECC 2009 and MA amendments.  

Stretch Energy Code

- Codified by the Board of Building Regulations and Standards as 780 CMR 120.AA, the Stretch Energy Code is the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2009 with amendments contained herein.

Section 2 Purpose

The purpose of 780 CMR 120.AA is to provide a more energy efficient alternative to the base energy code applicable to the relevant sections of the building code for both new construction and existing buildings.

Section 3 Applicability

This code applies to residential and commercial buildings. Buildings not included in this scope shall comply with 780 CMR 13.00, 34.00, 61.00, or 93.00, as applicable.

Section 4 Authority

A municipality seeking to ensure that construction within its boundaries is designed and built above the energy efficiency requirements of 780 CMR may mandate adherence to 780 CMR 120.AA. 780 CMR 120.AA may be adopted or rescinded by the Town of Natick in the manner prescribed by law.

Section 5     Stretch Code

The Stretch Energy Code, as codified by the Board of Building Regulations and Standards as 780 CMR 120.AA, including any amendments or modifications, is herein incorporated by reference into the Town of Natick General Bylaws, Article 72.B.

The Stretch Energy Code is enforceable by the Building Commissioner.