The Opt-In Stretch Code will be on the Warrant for this upcoming fall special Town Meeting. The Opt-In Stretch code was created by the State with the goal of aiding in reaching the goal of Net Zero by 2050.
This also helps Ashland's goal of reaching Net Zero by 2040.
The Opt-In Stretch Code is only for NEW construction of both residential and commercial properties.
Currently, in Ashland, we have the Updated Stretch Code in place. The Updated Stretch code is for NEW construction and for ADDITIONS over 1,000 sqft or for renovations over 50% of the current building.