NYSERDA sponsors training for code officials, building inspectors, architects and engineers on topics such as photovoltaics (solar electricity), solar heating and biomass. Many courses qualify for continuing education units from AIA, BPI, IAEI and others.
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Major Code Changes Effective October 3, 2016!
The Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (Energy Code) addresses the design and construction of energy-efficient building envelopes and mechanical, lighting and power systems for new and existing buildings. On March 9, 2016, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council completed major updates to the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) and Energy Code. Effective October 3, 2016, all buildings must meet the requirements of the IECC 2015, which permits alternative design for commercial construction using ASHRAE 90.1-2013, as modified by the 2016 Supplement to the Energy Code.