Annual Town Meeting 2023 is coming up next week.
There are many articles coming before Town Meeting but we would like you to take a look at Article 36. The Climate Action Committee (CAC) and Select Board (SB) are asking Town Meeting Members to amend the Town bylaws to adopt the Department of Energy Resources’ (“DOERs’”) Municipal Opt-in Specialized Energy Code (the “Opt-in Code”), with an effective date of January 1, 2024. Approval will make the Opt-in Code, as currently prescribed and as amended in the future, the standard building energy code for new construction in the Town.
Below are slides and recordings from two Opt-in Code webinars co-sponsored by Wellesley’s Select Board and Climate Action Committee.
March 6th webinar for building professionals: “The Opt-in Code and New Construction in Wellesley”
March 8th webinar for the general public: “The Opt-in Code: What it Could Mean for New Buildings in Wellesley”
Visit the Town of Wellesley Climate Action Office website to find additional Opt-in Code information.
Lexington and every other local community that has brought this up has had it pass unanimously or nearly unanimously.
Please share your opinion on Article 36 with your Town Meeting Members.