Buildings

Specialized Building Code

On November 13, 2023, at Hopkinton's Special Town Meeting (starting at 7pm), one of the items on the warrant is a specialized building code, proposed by the Sustainable Green Committee to adopt a recently introduced code that ensures new residential construction uses greener technology to limit emissions. Approval is critical to achieving the Net Zero target of 2045. The measure becomes effective with a majority vote. This document provides a summary of the changes to the code and the benefits.

Use less energy and use energy from greener sources

To meet greenhouse gas emission targets, more sustainable living spaces are needed, along with more sustainable forms of transportation and other measures for saving energy and using greener energy.