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Update to the Commercial Provisions of the
State Energy Conservation Construction Code
The Division of Building Standards and Codes is pleased to announce that a proposal to update the State Energy Conservation Construction Code applicable to commercial buildings will be published in the June 18, 2014 edition of the New York State Register. Comments received during the public comment period will be presented for final consideration by the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council.
The Energy Code for commercial buildings, as amended by this proposed rule, will meet or exceed the requirements of the 2010 edition of the publication entitled ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1: Energy Standards for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (“ASHRAE 90.1-2010”), published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. The current Energy Code for commercial buildings is set forth in Chapter 5 of the 2010 edition of the publication entitled Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (the “2010 ECCCNYS”), published by the International Code Council, Inc. In general, the Energy Code for commercial buildings, as amended by this proposed rule, will be set forth in the “commercial provisions” of the 2012 edition of the publication entitled International Energy Conservation Code (the “2012 IECC”), published by the International Code Council, Inc. The amendments to the 2012 IECC are made in the publication entitled 2014 Supplement to the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code (the “2014 Supplement”), published by the New York State Department of State.