The Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (the “Energy Code”) is a minimum building standard for energy efficiency, applicable to new construction and renovation of commercial and residential buildings. The Energy Code is a complex document and one of nine building codes in New York State, making implementation and enforcement complex and time consuming. Recent studies suggest that statewide Energy Code compliance can be greatly improved and, since buildings represent roughly 60% of New York’s total energy consumption, there is significant opportunity for energy savings.
That’s where NYSERDA comes in. We offer a range of free and low-cost training and other support services to municipal code officials, design professionals, energy professionals and members of the construction trades, all designed to improve compliance with the Energy Code.
Here are some of the specific opportunities NYSERDA is supporting:
- Classroom training (beginning early 2015): Hundreds of training opportunities will be delivered at locations statewide. Curricula will focus on what you need to know about the Energy Code in the context of its practical application to your field and will qualify for continuing education credit for leading industry credentials.
- Online training (take advantage now!): Free training available through NYSERDA’s Energy Code Training and Support Services website. Take advantage of informative Energy Code training at your own pace from the convenience of your home or office. Continuing education credit is available.
- Direct support to municipalities (beginning early 2015): Take advantage of free plan review and on-site inspection consultation services or let one of our experts offer perspective on a particularly challenging question relating to Energy Code application. Services will be available at your convenience—in office, over the phone/video conference, or by email—and responsive to your needs.
- State Conference and Tradeshow (2016): NYSERDA is planning a two-day conference on all things Energy Code. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from nationally-recognized lecturers, see product and building component demonstrations and network with other industry professionals.
Please visit NYSERDA's Code Training for current and upcoming opportunities.