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NYS Uniform Code and Energy Code Update

On December 6, 2019, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council adopted rules that amend and update the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and the State Energy Conservation Construction Code (Energy Code). The Notice of Adoption of the rule updating the Uniform Code was published in the February 12, 2020 edition of the State Register. The rule updating the Uniform Code incorporates the following documents by reference:

  • 2020 Residential Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2020 Building Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2020 Plumbing Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2020 Mechanical Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2020 Fuel Gas Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2020 Fire Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2020 Property Maintenance Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2020 Existing Building Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)

Effective Date
The updated version of the Uniform Code becomes fully effective on May 12, 2020. There will be no transition period.

The above 2020 NYS specific books can be viewed at no cost here.

NYS Energy Code Update

On December 6, 2019, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council adopted a rule updating the State Energy Conservation Construction Code (Energy Code). The Notice of Adoption of the December 6, 2019 rule was published in the February 12, 2020 edition of the State Register. The rule updating the Energy Code incorporates the following documents by reference:

  • 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2016 edition of the Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings ("ASHRAE 90.1-2016")

Effective Date
The rule updating the Energy Code becomes effective on May 12, 2020. There is no "transition period" for the Energy Code.

The 2020 New York State Energy Code can be viewed at no cost here.