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

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. 

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.

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

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. 

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

 

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.s.

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

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