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New York State Energy Code training is available in many areas of the state this spring.

In New York State, residential buildings three stories or less above grade must comply with the residential code, while any building with four or more stories—including some multifamily buildings—must comply with the commercial code.

These and other regulations are now part of the New York State Energy Code.

Working with the code

The course "Conquering the Energy Code" prepares architects and engineers to comply with the many new requirements in the 2015 New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code and to design more energy-efficient buildings in the process.

In an era of more stringent code enforcement, the course provides critical knowledge about significant changes, new provisions and best practices to avoid objections and stalled projects.

There are two course modules—Commercial and Residential. By the end of each eight-hour class, participants will

  • Understand the structure and rationale behind the energy code and know how to navigate it.
  • Be able to differentiate the various compliance pathways and understand the requirements for compliance.
  • Understand the interdependence of the building envelope, mechanical and lighting systems and their impacts on energy consumption.
  • Know what to expect at progress inspections.
  • Sharpen communications and coordination with clients, the design team, code officials and the construction team to remove barriers to compliance.

Each course is led by a certified instructor with more than five years of professional architecture or engineering experience, a passion for sustainability and in-depth knowledge of high-performance building practices.

CE credits

Continuing education credit is available for attending Conquering the Energy Code. Either session qualifies for 7 AIA Health, Safety and Welfare learning units (HSW/LUs), 7 GBCI CEs for LEED professionals, 7 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and 7 Code Enforcement Official credits (CEO).

Please note, due to Department of State requirements, CEO credits must be requested at least 30 days prior to the course date. Please email for more information.

Course dates

April 21, 2017
Module: Commercial
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Urban Green, 55 Broad Street, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10004

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April 27, 2017
Module: Residential
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Urban Green, 55 Broad Street, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10004

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April 28, 2017
Module: Commercial
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Environmental Education Associates, 346 Austin Street, Buffalo, New York 14207

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May 24, 2017
Module: Commercial
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Instructor: James D’Aloisio
Location: OBG, 333 W. Washington Street, Syracuse, New York 13221

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Don't see a course that's convenient for you? Please contact Tracie Hall, Director of USGBC New York Upstate, to discuss hosting a training near you.

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