Energy Code Resources

Code Text

New York City Energy Conservation Code: View an online version of the current and past NYC energy codes, and host of other helpful materials.

2020 NYCECC Code Book: Purchase a copy of the NYC energy code book.

New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code: View an online version of the current  NYS energy codes. 

2020 ECCCNYS Code Book: Purchase a copy of the NYS energy code book.

NY Stretch Code: Information on the NY Stretch Code including a summary of the savings from NYStretch compared to the 2020 ECCCNYS. 

ASHRAE 90.1 2016: Purchase a copy of ASHRAE 90.1 2016. 

 

Compliance

Urban Green's Mandatory Provisions Lists:

Rules of the City of New York: Learn the requirements for filing, construction documents and progress inspections during construction.

How-To Guide for Supporting Documentation: Easy to read roadmap for documenting energy code drawings. Applicable to NYC, but useful best practices for any jurisdiction. 

NYS Divsion of Building Codes and Standards

DOB Building Bulletins: Search for policy clarifications published by the DOB.

  • May 12, 2020 DOB Building Bulletin clarifies conditions under which additions, alterations, and repairs may not be required to comply with the new 2020 NYECC.

NYC Energy Code Forms: See the latest energy code forms including EN1, TR8, PW1 and more.

DOB Now: Self-service online tool that will enable Owners, Design Professionals, Licensees, and Filing Representatives to do all business with the DOB online.

REScheck: Software online for free. 

Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET): The IECC Energy Rating Index and HERS Index: What's the Difference? 

Tabular Analysis Sample: Review what is required in a tabular analysis spreadsheet and see examples.

TR8 Form: Form used in NYC for progress inspection sign-off (new). 

R Value Calculator (Ekotrope)Compute the R value and cost of your wall/floor/roof.

Landmarking Building ExemptionLearn more about which projects are exempt from complying with the NYCECC. 

Blower Door TestingLearn more about New York State's blower door testing requirements and how to comply. 

475 High Performance Building SupplyMore about New York State's blower door testing procedures/requirements. 

Questions about the Energy Code? Send an email to energycode@buildings.nyc.gov (expect response within 10 business days)

 

Local Laws

NYC’s Sustainable Roof Laws: Read Urban Green Council’s brief on Local Laws 92 and 94.

NYC Carbon Emissions Law: The latest FAQs on Local Law 97 from Urban Green Council.

PACE Financing Law: Learn more about this innovative financing tool that can fund energy efficiency projects. 

NYC Building Grades: Learn more about Local Law 95 and NYC’s building grade

NYC's Carbon Plan: Roadmap to 80x50. 

 

Additional Resources

New York State's Climate GoalsLearn more about the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and other New York State goals. 

Mechanical Systems Comparison: Requirements from the 2016 NYCECC compared to requirements of the 2020 NYCECC.

Progress Inspections Comparison: Progress inspections from the 2016 NYCECC compared to inspections for the 2020 NYCECC.

Better Buildings Solution Center (Dept of Energy): House resources on a wide range of sectors, building types, etc.

Building America Solutions Center (Dept of Energy): Information on high-performance construction topics, including air sealing and insulation, HVAC components, windows, indoor air quality and more.

Building Science Corporation: Check the "Articles and Papers" and "Guidance" tabs at the top of the page for documents on a variety of smart building topics.  

Air Barrier Association of America: Non-profit trade association with resources on air barrier knowledge and quality assurance.

Building Science Corporation: Comprehensive overview on vapor barriers. 

Energy Code DeterminationsLearn more about the increased stringency of new energy codes.

Bird-Friendly Glass: Summary of material threat factors to support compliance with Local Law 15 of 2020. 

Dept of Energy: Insulation and R-Values.

ACCA: Approved software programs.

Rocky Mountain Institute: Reports include information about improved heat pump technology. 

Energy Star: On demand hot water heaters. 

BC Hydro: Guide on thermal bridging.