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The Energy Services Unit provides assistance to code enforcement officials, design professionals, and the general public on the Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State.
There have been many inquiries on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This act, signed by the President in February 2009, was designed to spur economic development and energy conservation and included increasing the stringency of Energy Codes.
ARRA requires participating States to adopt an energy code which meets or exceeds the 2009 International Energy Code (the 2009 IECC) for residential buildings and which meets or exceeds ASHRAE 90.1-2007 for commercial buildings. In response to ARRA, the 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS) was adopted as the Energy Code in New York State. The 2010 ECCCNYS satisfies ARRA’s requirements, and was effective on December 28, 2010.
In addition, as part of New York State’s plan to achieve compliance with the ECCCNYS in at least 90 percent of all new and renovated residential and commercial building construction, the New York State Department of State has launched a major training and enforcement support initiative. This will assist design professionals and others in the construction industry design and construct buildings that comply with the ECCCNYS and assist local governments in their enforcement of the ECCCNYS.
Provisions of the ECCCNYS that are applicable to one- and two-family dwellings and townhouse are also contained in the 2010 Residential Code of New York State (RCNYS). Both the 2010 RCNYS and the 2010 ECCCNYS have been published and is available for purchase from the ICC at www.iccsafe.org . The RCNYS and the ECCCNYS were effective on December 28, 2010.
New York State is committed to ensuring that at least 90% of residential and commercial buildings comply with the Energy Conservation Code of New York State (ECCNYS) by 2017.
To meet this goal and the requirements of the ECCNYS, BSC, working with NYSERDA, will:
Details are available at; www.nyserdacodetraining.com
Energy Code training is now available online and is available through the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs. The courses available include:
The 2010 version of the Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS) was effective on December 28, 2010. All projects permitted after that date are required to comply with the 2010 ECCCNYS. Copies of the 2010 ECCCNYS are available through the International Code Council by calling (800) 786-4452 or by visiting their website at www.iccsafe.org. For information on this updated code, visit our 2010 Code page.
Please Note: When using REScheck in New York State, the 2010 ECCCNYS (and not the 2009 IECC) must be used as a reference for the REScheck software. RESCheck Version 4.4.1 and COMCheck Version 3.8.0 (and subsequent versions) can be used for compliance with the 2010 ECCCNYS and are available now at www.energycodes.gov
For More Information, Contact:
Joseph Hill, R.A.
Assistant Director for Energy Services
New York State Department of State Division of Building Standards and Codes
One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1160, Albany, NY 12231
Phone: (518) 474-4073
Fax: (518) 486-4487