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Cracking the Energy Code


The 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS-2010), effective December 28, 2010, is now mandatory throughout New York State. The code regulates the design and construction of buildings for the effective use of energy while providing flexibility to allow the use of innovative approaches and techniques. It includes additional mandatory provisions and requires buildings to be substantially more energy efficient than the 2007 edition.

Urban Green Council and the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects have developed a four-hour course to familiarize architects and engineers with the ECCCNYS-2010, the fundamentals of low energy design, and the processes available to demonstrate compliance. This program is funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

The course will address commercial buildings, including residential buildings over three stories. It will also address the New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC), which incorporates ECCCNYS but is more stringent than the State code. ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 2007, an alternative compliance pathway for meeting the requirements of ECCCNYS - 2010, will be referenced, but not covered in detail. Eighty training sessions are being presented at various venues throughout New York State between September 2011 and March 2013.  The sessions below are the last scheduled courses for Cracking the Energy Code, so sign up now to make sure you don't miss your chance to take this course!

All NYC Courses are held at the Center for Architecture (536 Laguardia Place) from 8:00am - 12:00pm.

Friday, March 1
Thursday, March 7
Wednesday, March 13


Tuesday, March 5 (Bridgehampton, NY) - 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Bridgehampton National Bank - 2200 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY

Wednesday, March 13 (Syracuse, NY) - 8:00am - 12:00pm
King + King Architects - 358 W Jefferson Street, Syracuse, NY

$85 course fee includes a course manual 

Peter Arsenault, FAIA, LEED AP  |  Sean Boyd, AIA, LEED AP BD+C  |  Cliff Cooper, MS, CIH  |  Tom McGovern, PE, LEED AP  |  Clare Miflin, RA, LEED AP  |  Sean M. O'Brien, PE, LEED AP  |  Wendy Ordemann, LEED AP  |  Paul Reale, M.E.M.E., LEED AP  |  Tony Saracino, EIT, LEED AP BD+C  |  Chris Sendker, PE, LEED AP  |  Christa Waring, AIA, LEED AP

Please visit NYSERDA's website, and click on Cracking the Energy Code, listed on the right hand side of the page under In Person Training.

GBCI CE Hours (LEED CMP Credits): 4.0 
AIA Continuing Education Credit: HSW/SD 4.0
(AIA credits may also be used by NY State Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors - see Section 17 & 18 here.)


Read about the genesis of the course on our blog. Download the course flyer here, and view a sample of the course manual here.

In addition to the 2010 ECCCNYS (pdf), NYCECC also incorporates Local Law 1 of 2011 (pdf) and Local Law 48 of 2010 (pdf)

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