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New York

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Last DSIRE Review: 09/25/2014
Program Overview:
State: New York
Incentive Type: Building Energy Code
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Residential Code:State-developed code (ECCCNYS) based on the 2009 IECC with amendments, mandatory statewide. Up date scheduled for the 3rd Quarter of 2015 based on IECC 2015
Commercial Code:State-developed code (ECCCNYS) based on IECC 2009 and referencing ASHRAE 90.1-2007 is mandatory statewide. Up date scheduled for the last quarter of 2014, based on IECC 2012 and ASHRAE 90.1- 2010
Code Change Cycle:Residential Energy Code update scheduled for the 3rd Quarter of 2015. Based on IECC 2015
Commercial Energy Code update scheduled for the last quarter of 2014. Based on IECC 2012 and ASHRAE 90.1- 2010.
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Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the DOE and BCAP web sites.

The Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS) requires that all government, commercial and residential buildings, including renovations involving building system replacement, must follow the 2009 IECC code. Historic buildings and buildings that do not use either electricity or fossil fuel for comfort conditioning are exempt from these requirements.

The State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council has the responsibility make amendments and provide technical support on the form of interpretations and variances.  The State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council voted on April 1, 2010 to update the ECCCNYS.  This current code was based on the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 – 2007, along with several NYS specific enhancements (the previous ECCCNYS was based on the 2004 IECC supplement and ASHRAE 90.1-2001).  The Commercial Energy Code Portion of the ECCCNYS will be updated based upon the IECC 2012 and ASHRAE 90.1-2010 in the third quarter of  2014.  The Residential Energy Code, based upon IECC 2015, is expected to be updated in  3rd Quarter 2015.

Enforcement of the requirements rests on the governmental entity administering and enforcing the provisions of the Building Construction Code or the Fire Prevention and Building Construction Code applicable within the municipality.

Electronic versions of NY codes are available for a fee at:

  Joseph Hill
Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave, Suite 1160
Albany, NY 12231
Phone: (518) 474-4073
Fax: (518) 486-4487
  Michael Burnetter
NYS Department of State
Division of Building Standards and Codes
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave, Suite 1160
Albany, NY 12231
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