Dots banner
Home Departments City Manager City Council Mayor's Office Jobs Publications
 Pay Bills Online Calendar of Events
Printer-friendly version
 Back to Table of Contents
 Hearing Schedule
 City Manager's Agenda
 Awaiting Report List
 Applications and Petitions
 Resolution List
 Policy Order and Resolution List
 Committee Reports
 Communications and Reports from City Officers
City Council Office
 Policy Order Resolution
  December 21, 2009


In May 2009 the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards adopted Appendix 120.AA, known as the Stretch Energy Code that provides a more energy efficient building code option for cities and towns than the base code; and


The Health and Environment Committee held a public meeting on July 28, 2009 to discuss the Stretch Energy Code; and 

WHEREAS:  Pursuant to City Council Order Number Five of September 14, 2009 two informational sessions were held by the Community Development Department.  The informational session held on October 15, 2009 focused on residential buildings and the October 20, 2009 focused on commercial buildings; and 
WHEREAS:  On November 23, 2009 the Community Development Department reported back to the City Council on these informational sessions.  Said report was referred to the City Council Health and Environment Committee which was designated by the City Council as the committee to hold the required public hearing on the Stretch Energy Code; and
WHEREAS: Public notice and hearing requirements were fulfilled as follows: on December 3, 2009 the notice of the public hearing was published in the Cambridge Chronicle and on December 9, 2009 the public hearing was held by the Health and Environment Committee; and 
WHEREAS: It is the goal of the City of Cambridge to encourage energy efficiency using many strategies, both voluntary and required; now therefore be it 
ORDERED: That the Cambridge City Council go on record adopting the Stretch Energy Code which becomes effective July 1, 2010, the required six-month concurrency period between adoption and implementation.

Living Working Visiting