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June 13, 2024

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DOE Building Energy Codes Program
DOE Awards $90 Million for More Efficient, Resilient Building Codes
Heat waves with triple-digit temperatures across the U.S. underline the critical role building codes can play in making buildings more energy efficient and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
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Massachusetts Legislators Reach Deal on Clean Energy Bill
Massachusetts legislators passed a compromise bill that includes a heavy offshore wind focus and provisions to boost EVs, green buildings and renewable energy.
Opinion Dynamics
California Study Takes Read on Heat Pump Views
A California study examines what it will take to encourage residents — and builders — to adopt heat pump appliances.
Healey Focuses on Climate in Mass. Gubernatorial Race
Maura Healey is focusing on climate in the race to replace Charlie Baker as Massachusetts governor.
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Mass. Net-zero Building Code Proposal Faces Barrage of Criticism
Many are disappointed that a proposed net-zero building code for Massachusetts does not allow municipalities to ban fossil-fuels in new construction.
Hawthorn Builders
Massachusetts Legislators Call for Fossil Fuel Ban in Net-zero Building Code
Massachusetts legislators say that allowing fossil fuel heating in new buildings under a proposed net-zero building code does not make sense.
DOE
DOE: Building Codes Key to Net-zero Economy
Updating building codes is “one of the easiest things we can do" to reduce emissions, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said at a DOE conference.

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