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Crushing the Code NYS: Residential Building Systems [FULL]

This 2-hour, online training prepares building and design professionals in NYS to comply with the residential mechanical, hot water, and lighting requirements in the 2020 ECCCNYS.

  • January 17, 2024
  • 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

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

Right-sized mechanical systems are crucial for complying with the energy code. Crushing the Code NYS: Residential Building Systems prepares building and design professionals in New York State to comply with the residential mechanical, hot water, and lighting requirements in the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS).

What you’ll learn

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

  • Explain compliance requirements related to right-sizing mechanical systems, along with the energy consequences of effective controls and setbacks.
  • Describe how the energy code limits energy waste due to ventilation. 
  • Identify the mandatory provisions for service hot water systems in residential buildings. 
  • Navigate the requirements for code compliant electrical systems related to lighting, solar, and electric vehicles.  

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.


Christina Aßmann
Educator/Freelance Architect, Syracuse University

Sustainability has been integral to Christina’s life since childhood, growing up in her native Germany. She has made it a focus in her career, both in professional practice and teaching. Her passion is overlaying the philosophy of Living Building Challenge, Passive House and other high-performance building standards. With 18 years of experience working at various architectural firms and as an educator, she is currently teaching at Syracuse University and has a few Passive House projects in the pipeline.

Registration for this training is full. Subscribe here to be updated when the next Crushing the Code NYS series is posted. See more upcoming events here.