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Crushing the Code NYS: Energy Code 101

In this 2-hour, online training, students learn what the 2020 ECCCNYS is, why it was developed, where it’s headed and the different ways to comply.

  • October 4, 2023
  • 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Online/Webinar

Event Cost

  • Non Member & Member: Free Admission

Continuing Education Credits

2 GBCI, 2 AIA LU-HSW, 2 PDH, 0.2 ICC

Course overview

For many building professionals, understanding the energy code can feel overly complicated. Luckily, Urban Green is here to help! Crushing the Code NYS: Energy Code 101 prepares building and design professionals in New York State to navigate the requirements of the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS). 

In this introductory session, students will learn what the energy code is, why it was developed, where it’s headed, and the different ways to comply. This course will cover topics related to both the Commercial and Residential energy code for New York State. 

What you’ll learn

By the end of this 2-hour course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what the energy code is designed to do and how it relates to New York State’s broader climate legislation and commitment to energy efficiency. 
  • Recognize the interdependence of building systems and their impacts on energy code compliance.
  • Differentiate between the various compliance pathways for the 2020 ECCCNYS.
  • Identify areas for improved project communication and coordination to support energy code 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 training is live, taught remotely on Zoom, and led by a certified instructor with more than seven years of professional experience. Register for an upcoming class and put your energy code confusion to rest!

If you have previously taken an 8-hour Crushing the Code NYS training, this 2-hour training contains similar content, reformatted into a shorter module.

Not sure where to start? Here’s how our newly restructured 2-hour trainings fit together. Take one standalone training, or take an entire series at your convenience.


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.

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