SECTION 1. Section 3 of chapter 25A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended, by inserting after the definition “Petroleum products” the following new definition:-
“Qualified energy efficient development”, a development of land, buildings, or structures which (a) (1) uses 15 per cent less total building energy consumption than minimally code compliant buildings; and (2) provides a minimum of 15 per cent of total building energy from onsite self-generation using renewable energy technologies; or (b) uses 30 per cent less total building energy consumption than minimally code compliant buildings.
SECTION 2. Subsection (c) of section 10 of said chapter 25A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 26, the words “and (6)” and inserting in place thereof the following:-
“(6) adopt an expedited application and permitting process under which projects that are a qualified energy efficient development may be sited within the municipality and which shall not exceed 6 months from the date of submission of the site plan application to the date of final approval. Such expedited application and permitting shall apply to qualified new building projects and major renovations which total an amount exceeding 50 percent of their replacement cost; and (7)”.
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