In April 2021, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed Executive Order 594, titled “Leading By Example: Decarbonizing and Minimizing Environmental Impacts of State Government.” This order establishes numerous energy targets and mandates for all executive branch agencies and all public institutions of higher education.
These include the following:
Massachusetts LEED Plus 2.0 Standard for New Construction:
All new construction and renovations of buildings over 20,000 sq. ft. for use by state agencies or on state lands that have not yet initiated a study as of July 1, 2021, the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) and any other agency covered by this Order shall ensure that all projects adhere to the following standards:
|Incentive Type:||Energy Standards for Public Buildings|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
|Energy Reduction Goal/Requirement:||Reduce overall site energy use intensity (EUI), defined as weather-normalized Btu per square foot, from a 2004 baseline at state owned buildings by 20% in 2025, and by 25% in 2030.|
|Green Building Requirement:||
Newly constructed facilities and renovated facilities over 20,000 sq. ft. must by LEED Silver certified or higher.
Facilities under 20,000 sq. ft. must meet this standard when possible.
|Equipment Efficiency Requirement:||Use only efficient electric or renewable thermal technologies for service water heating and space heating and cooling.|
|Name:||Executive Order 594 (2021)|
|Name:||Executive Order 569 (2016)|
|Name:||Executive Order 594 Section 3 Guideline|
|Name:||Acts (2021) AN ACT CREATING A NEXT-GENERATION ROADMAP FOR MASSACHUSETTS CLIMATE POLICY|
|Organization:||Massachusetts Lead By Example Program|
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