NYStretch Code-Energy 2018

NYStretch Code-Energy 2018 is NYSERDA’s latest voluntary, locally adoptable stretch energy code, drafted with guidance from a 25-member advisory group composed of public and private stakeholders. NYStretch Code-Energy 2018 is roughly 25% more efficient than the residential provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)–2018 and roughly 18% more efficient than the commercial provision of ASHRAE 90.1-2016.

Current Status

A four-week public comment period on the draft NYStretch Code-Energy 2018 closed April 3, 2018. NYSERDA sought feedback on the draft from architects, engineers, building professionals, and local government officials. NYSERDA will review comments and, as necessary, revise the draft document with an expected final release of NYStretch Code-Energy 2018 during the summer. The final version of the draft code and a summary of the public comments will be published on this website after the review has been completed.

More Information on NY-Stretch Code-Energy

The goals for this effort are to produce a stretch code that:

  • Is readily adoptable with minimal changes by local governments
  • Is in enforceable language
  • Is coordinated with the New York State Uniform and Energy Codes
  • Is about a cycle ahead of the current New York State Energy Code in its requirements
  • Lowers energy use and greenhouse gas emissions associated with new and existing buildings
  • Is cost-effective and regionally appropriate

To learn more, download the draft code and the supporting documentation:


Have questions on NYStretch Code-Energy 2018? Contact codes@nyserda.ny.gov.