State Energy Code: Training and Resources
The 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (2020 State Energy Code) is the minimum building standard for energy efficiency in New York State. Since buildings represent roughly 60% of the State’s energy consumption, energy code compliance means a significant opportunity for energy savings.
The 2020 State Energy Code is administered by the Department of State, Division of Building Standards and Codes. A free, online version of the 2020 State Energy Code is available through the International Code Council. The 2020 State Energy Code is based on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), with some New York State Amendments. The 2020 State Energy Code also incorporates by reference ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016 and certain provisions are amended by New York State, as set forth in 19 NYCRR Part 1240. Local jurisdictions enforce the State Energy Code in whole or may adopt a local energy conservation construction code more stringent than the State Energy Code (Energy law § 11-109), with approval from the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council.
NYSERDA offers free and low-cost training and resources to municipal code enforcement officials, architects, engineers, building energy professionals, and members of the construction trades—all designed to improve compliance and enforcement of the State Energy Code.
Classroom and web-based training on the 2020 State Energy Code:
- Free to code officials
- Hundreds of training opportunities statewide
- Qualifies for continuing education credit from organizations such as NYS Department of State and American Institute of Architects