Energy Code Training and Support Services

The 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (2020 State Energy Code) 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 and enforcement of the State Energy Code.

Classroom and web-based courses and webinars 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

Energy Code Training Opportunities

NYS/NYC Energy Codes within a building design context

Applying the NYS Energy Code with various course options

NYStretch Energy Code: When Available

With the assistance of industry stakeholders, NYSERDA has developed a voluntary, locally adoptable “stretch” energy code to reduce the environmental impact of energy use in New York State’s buildings and homes. NYStretch Energy Code – 2020 will be 10-12% more efficient than the next State Energy Code and will improve occupant comfort and health while improving the resiliency of buildings and homes. Training on the NYStretch Energy Code will be made available in 2020.

Learn more about NYStretch Energy Code – 2020.