By State law, all local government energy codes, including the NYCECC, must be more stringent than the ECCCNYS. NYC Energy Conservation Code. Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State Comparison of the residential provisions of the ECCCNYS and the NYSECCC. (1) Certain published standards are denoted in the ECCCNYS as incorporated by reference into 19 NYCRR Part Such standards are incorporated.

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Requirements for the design of building envelopes for adequate thermal resistance and low air leakage and for the design and selection of mechanical, electrical, service water heating and illumination systems and equipment which enables effective use of energy in new building construction are set forth in a ecccys entitled Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State, publication date: Typographical error corrected “of” changed to “or”.

Removed the exemptions for HVAC cooling equipment. Change “may” to “shall. Where a building includes both residential and commercial occupancies, each occupancy shall be separately considered and meet the applicable provisions of Chapter 4 for residential and Chapter 5 for commercial.

The New York City version must be used. Storm eccnys installed over existing fenestration. Added “and is installed by the manufacturer. In New York City, such required approvals shall be conducted in accordance with Sections Revised to provide prescriptive guidance to contractors and building designers on proper attachment of siding over continuous insulation.

Revised to provide that in New York City, energy code inspections shall be special or progress inspections and shall be performed by approved agencies. No claim to original U. Deleted the topic is now covered in Section The body of the email should include the violationcomplaintproperty address, the intended date of completion, and a contact name and phone number.

Energy Conservation Code

Delete delta symbol before centigrade conversions. The provisions of the Energy Code shall not be deemed to nullify any federal, state or local law, ordinance, administrative code, rule or regulation relating to any matter as to which the Energy Code does not provide. Include any supporting documentation for the explanation. No change; references are correct. Corrected to “electrically operated. Electronic media documents are permitted to be submitted when approved by the code enforcement official.


In jurisdictions that have adopted local energy codes in accordance with the provisions of Article 11 of the Energy Law, local code officials are permitted to interpret provisions added by the local jurisdiction or provisions amended by the local jurisdiction to be more stringent than this code; such interpretations by local jurisdictions, however, shall not result in interpretations of this code by the Secretary of State. Changes made to the rule text since the publication of the Notice of Proposed Rule Making are described below.

Division of Code Enforcement and Administration

Deleted delta symbol before 2. Paragraph 2 of subdivision b of section Renumbered Sectionsand andand Replacement of existing doors that separate conditioned space from the exterior shall not require the installation of a vestibule or revolving door, provided, however, that an existing vestibule that separates a conditioned space from the exterior shall not be removed. Insert comma to read, “…needs including the visually impaired, visual impairment and other medical ….

If construction differs from the last-approved energy analysis prior to sign-off, the original preparer of the energy analysis must prepare an as-built energy analysis using the values actually used in the construction.

Where, in any specific case, different sections of this code specify different materials, methods of 20010 or other requirements, the most restrictive shall govern.

Energy Conservation Code

Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall govern. The code enforcement official shall examine or cause to be examined the accompanying efccnys documents and shall ascertain by such examinations whether the construction indicated and described is in accordance with the requirements of this code and other pertinent laws or ordinances. Deleted the topic is now covered by Section Spaces undergoing a change in occupancy that would result in an increase in demand for either fossil fuel or electrical energy shall comply with this code.

Added “horsepower” before ” hp. Deleted last two sentences after the exceptions.

Chapter 1 General Requirements. Responses to the comments are indicated in parenthetical sentence at the end of each paragraph. Correct reference to read “Section Pursuant to section of the New York State Energy Law, and subject to the provisions and requirements of that section, any municipality has the power to promulgate a local energy conservation construction code that is more stringent than the Energy Code.

Residential buildings shall meet the provisions of Chapter 4. A detailed description of the proposed construction, including a copy of the building permit application and plans and specifications that have been filed by the building permit applicant with the code enforcement officialas well as any other floor plans, elevations, cross-sections, details specifications, or construction documents necessary to describe adequately the proposed construction. Change reference to read “Table Except as specified in this chapter, this code shall not be used to require the removal, alteration or abandonment of, nor prevent the continued use and maintenance of, an existing building or building system lawfully in existence at the time of adoption of this code.


Added “above grade” before “framed walls” vapor retarders are not utilized in below grade applications. Make note “a” applicable to “Test Procedure” columns. If a Cure is being sought please allow enough time for this process to occur. In New York City, such inspections shall be special or progress inspections and shall be performed by approved agencies. The progress inspector must then certify in the EN2 form that the values in the professionally certified energy analysis match the existing construction.

Receipt of comments when the request for an interpretation is signed by only one party, or. The as-built energy analysis must be professionally certified and submitted with the EN2 form at sign-off.

An alteration that replaces less than 50 percent of the luminaires in a space, provided that such alteration does not increase the installed interior lighting power.

Any portions that do not comply shall be corrected and such portion shall not be covered or concealed until authorized by the code enforcement official. Other energy modeling programs must be approved by the Secretary of State of New York and the Buildings Commissioner prior to submission.

The progress inspector must certify that all Progress Inspections noted on the original TR8 and on TR8s filed with in any post-approval amendments PAAs have been satisfied.

Such standards are incorporated by reference into this Part The body of the email should include the violationcomplaintproperty address, the intended date of completion, and a contact name and phone number When ready for re-inspection, email ESWO2 buildings.