Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker cited the potential impact on affordable housing as a reason for his veto of a major climate bill.
The International Code Council is set to consider a proposal that would strip public sector members of their voting rights on updates to influential model building energy code.
A change approved last month would let builders bypass minimum efficiency standards in favor of a voluntary suite green building standards.
The initiative is among the most aggressive of existing or proposed strategies to reduce energy consumption in buildings, which are responsible for 70% of the city’s carbon output.
The Building Energy Retrofit Resource Hub is a partnership with utility Eversource designed to help further reduce the city’s carbon emissions from buildings.