The hard steps – adapting how we do business to a low-carbon world – aren’t really happening yet, and for good reason. The money isn’t there. Beacon Hill has a chance to change that.
A provision in the bills allows cities and towns to adopt a “stretch” net-zero building code, which real estate industry groups said would be technically difficult to implement given the cost of energy efficiency and HVAC technology.
A coalition representing a wide swath of the state’s real estate industry is calling out a proposed “net-zero” building code included in a package of legislation the state Senate is considering as part of a plan to shrink Massachusetts’ carbon footprint to zero by 2050.
The Massachusetts Senate next week plans to take up a far-reaching package of climate bills whose major components include carbon-pricing mechanisms for transportation, homes and commercial buildings.