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Crushing the Code NYC: Commercial [FULL]

Learn more about the 2020 NYCECC requirements to create more energy-efficient buildings in this full-day online course for building professionals.


Event Cost

  • Non Member & Member: $75

Continuing Education Credits

7 GBCI, 7 AIA LU-HSW, 7 PDH, 0.7 ICC

This class is now FULL. Please look at our event page for all other course offerings, this class will be offered again on a monthly basis.

Course Overview

Crushing the Code NYC: Commercial is an online course that prepares design and building professionals to comply with the many requirements in the 2020 NYCECC and create more energy-efficient buildings in the process. In an era of more stringent code enforcement, the course provides critical knowledge on significant changes, new provisions and best practices to avoid objections and stalled projects.

What you’ll learn

By the end of this full-day course, participants will:

  • Understand the structure and rationale behind the energy code, including the new provisions of the 2020 NYCECC and how they relate to NYC’s new emissions legislation
  • Differentiate between the various compliance pathways, including required testing and documentation;
  • Recognize the interdependence of the building envelope, mechanical and lighting systems and their impacts on energy code compliance;
  • Identify areas for improved project communication and coordination to support compliance.

Who is this for?

This training is recommended for architects, engineers, code enforcement officials, contractors, building owners and operators and students working towards a career in the building industry. Learn more about the Energy Code and if this training is right for you.

How it works

Each Crushing the Code NYC 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.


Chonghui Liu
Principal and Owner of CLEnergy 

Chonghui Liu (CL), PE, CEM, LEED AP, is the principal and owner of CLEnergy, an energy and engineering consulting firm based in Syracuse, NY; he is also a principal engineer at Arcadis, a global design and consulting company. CL has developed, managed, and performed a broad range of energy, commissioning, and mechanical engineering projects. He has contributed to the publication of ANSI/ASHRAE Energy Standard 90.1-2019 and 90.1-2022 as a Mechanical Subcommittee Voting Member since 2016, and he has been serving on the NYSERDA stakeholder advisory group for 2023 NYStretch Energy Code development.


Registration for this training is full. See upcoming events here.