General notes on format of these minutes
- Votes are noted as MOTION by, seconded by, and whether it was a unanimous or split vote.
- Agenda topics as numbered may be in the same order as they appear on the meeting agenda.
- The meeting agenda is listed as EXHIBIT A; others are listed sequentially as addresses during the meeting.
- BBRS Minutes. On a MOTION by Kerry Dietz seconded by Lisa Davey it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes (EXHIBIT B) for the May 8, 2018 Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) meeting as submitted.
- BOCC Minutes. On a MOTION by Kerry Dietz seconded by Steve Frederickson it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes (EXHIBIT C) for the April 4, 2018 Building Official Certification Committee (BOCC)
meeting as submitted.
- Proposal Number 5-1-2018. Consider adopting 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) & Discuss Stretch Energy Code Provisions. Massachusetts General Law (MGL) c. 143, §94(o) establishes that the BBRS shall “. . . adopt and fully integrate the latest International Energy Conservation Code as part of the state building code, together with any more stringent energy-efficiency provisions that the board, in consultation with the department of energy resources, concludes are warranted. The energy provisions of the state building code shall be updated within 1 year of any revision to the International Energy Conservation Code”.
On a MOTION by Rich Crowley seconded by Jen Hoyt it was unanimously voted to table action on the adoption of the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (ECC) to allow Office of Public Safety & Inspection (OPSI) staff time to confer with members of the Energy Advisory Committee (EAC) and Department of Energy Resources (DOER) on desired revisions.
- Proposal Number 5-2-2018. Consider adopting Appendix Q of the 2018 International Residential Code pertaining to Tiny Houses.A MOTION was made by Rich Crowley seconded by Kerry Dietz to approve the proposal in concept so that it may move through the Executive Order (EO) 562 and Building Code Coordinating Council (BCCC) processes to ensure the measure does not duplicate and\or conflict with other, existing regulations.On discussion, Jen Hoyt raised concerns about fire protection and other issues that may conflict with fire code regulations and Kerry Dietz cautioned that there may be some concerns with regard to sanitary issues as well. Resultantly, the MOTION was modified and unanimously voted to table action on the proposal for 60 days to allow time for staff time to coordinate with others regarding possible conflicts and\or duplication and other possible concerns.