What's New in the 2020 New York Energy Code

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 2.0 LU/HSW Hours
2.0 Credits

What’s New in the 2020 New York Energy Code is a free 2 hour online class designed to cover the major updates in the 2020 energy codes across New York State. Learn how the code has changed since 2016, including the stricter provisions in NYStretch and the NYC Energy Code, and how it relates to current climate legislation like NYC’s Local Law 97.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify specific building components that need attention due to increased stringency;
  • Recognize the changes in the 2020 energy code that will have a substantial effect on how buildings are designed and constructed;
  • Describe the relationship between the 2020 NYCECC and the carbon cap for building energy required under NYC LL97;
  • Explain the range of stringency in various jurisdictions throughout New York State

Each What’s New in the New York Energy Code online course is live and interactive, led by a certified instructor with more than seven years of professional building or design experience, a passion for sustainability, and in-depth knowledge of the green building industry.


Want to learn more before the course? Read our Energy Code Brief to develop a general understanding of the 2020 NYCECC.

The course has been approved for 2.0 AIA LU-HSW and PDH credits. Credits do not require advance notice, but please provide a member number if you’re requesting CEUs.

Requests for session changes must be received at least a week in advance of the course date. Memberships and donations are nonrefundable.​ Email ecode@urbangreencouncil.org for any questions or concerns.

Michael Ginsberg
Principal, Mastering Green

Mastering Green provides a full suite of solutions: energy and environmental intelligence, management and analysis, and training. Michael is also a Building Systems Consultant for Steven Winter Associates. Michael is a Certified Energy Manager with an active T/S Clearance, LEED AP O+M, and NABCEP Solar PV Installation Professional.