Energy Code Training and Support Services

The Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State is a minimum building standard for energy efficiency. Since buildings represent roughly 60% of the State’s energy consumption, Energy Code compliance means a significant opportunity for energy savings.

NYSERDA offers free and low-cost training and support services to municipal code officials, architects, engineers, building energy professionals, and members of the construction trades—all designed to improve compliance with the Energy Code.

Classroom training

  • 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

Plan review and inspection education and support

  • Free to code officials; building design teams; or anyone involved in building enforcement, design, and construction
  • Fast, thorough Energy Code review and advice on active building permit applications • Advice on inspecting for the Energy Code at an active job site
  • Provided by a team of experts certified with NYS Department of State and the International Code Council

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Energy Code Training Providers

Conquering the Energy Code

Primary Audience: Architects and engineers
Training Focus: Updates to NYS/NYC Energy Codes within a building design context
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Contact: William Norten
212-514-9385 x126
wn@urbangreencouncil.org

Newport Ventures

Primary Audience: Code officials, builders/trades
Training Focus: Applying the NYS Energy Code with various course options specific to audience
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Contact: Margo Thompson
518-377-9410
mthompson@newportventures.net

Institute for Building Technology and Safety

Primary Audience: Building energy professionals, code officials, local governments, architects, engineers, builders/trades, and building material suppliers
Training Focus: Examining the value of, roles for, and business opportunities available to energy professionals in building enforcement, design, and construction within Energy Code context
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 Contact: Jeffrey Domanski            
646-483-1338 
jdomanski@ibts.org

Plan Review and Inspection

Team: T.Y. Lin International (Lead), Steven Winter Associates, Institute for Building Technology and Safety, Newport Ventures and the International Code Council
Contact: Scott Copp
585-512-2000           
planreview@tylin.com

Or visit www.nyserdacodetraining.com/support

Energy Code Hotline

Use our hotline for quick answers to your Energy Code interpretation and application questions.
518-377-9410
codecoach@newportventures.net

Build Better Field Guide

Free guide for building practices to reduce energy bills and create quieter, more comfortable, and healthier homes.
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Or email codesguide@nyserda.ny.gov to request a print copy