Building Energy Code (New York)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place New York
Name Building Energy Code
Incentive Type Building Energy Code
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Code Change Cycle No set schedule. Last changes went into effect on December 28, 2010.
Commercial Code State-developed code (ECCCNYS) based on IECC 2009 and referencing ASHRAE 90.1-2007 is mandatory statewide

Residential Code State-developed code (ECCCNYS) based on the 2009 IECC with amendments, mandatory statewide

Date added to DSIRE 2006-07-27
Last DSIRE Review 2012-10-17

References DSIRE[1]


Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the DOE and BCAP websites.

The Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS) requires that all government, commercial and residential buildings, including renovations involving building system replacement, must follow the 2009 IECC code. Historic buildings and buildings that do not use either electricity or fossil fuel for comfort conditioning are exempt from these requirements.

The NYS Department of State Division of Code Enforcement and Administration has the responsibility to administer, make amendments, and provide technical support in the form of interpretations and variances. Most recently, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council voted on April 1, 2010 to update the ECCCNYS. The updated code is based on the 2009 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2007, along with several NYS specific enhancements (the previous ECCCNYS was based on the 2004 IECC supplement and ASHRAE 90.1-2004).

Enforcement of the requirements rests on the governmental entity administering and enforcing the provisions of the Building Construction Code or the Fire Prevention and Building Construction Code applicable within the municipality.

Electronic versions of NY codes are available for a fee at:

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Joseph Hill
Department NYS Department of State
Division Codes Division
Address 41 State Street
Place Albany, New York
Zip/Postal Code 12231
Phone (518) 474-4073


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"