Clean & Resilient Building Energy Codes for Professionals
Program Name: Clean & Resilient Building Codes for Design & Construction Professionals
Program Sponsor: NYSERDA
Program Type:          Information Sharing/ Technical Support
Technology:               Energy Efficiency/ Demand Response
Fuel:                        Electricity
Eligibility:  Design and Construction Professionals, including architects, professional engineers, builders, and similar stakeholders
Cost: Free

Description

New York State’s Clean & Resilient Building Energy Codes program is a crucial initiative aligned with the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act to achieve the state’s ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals. Recognizing that buildings contribute over 30% of the state’s emissions, the program focuses on implementing effective building energy codes to address climate objectives. For Design and Construction Professionals, the program emphasizes the role of energy codes in enhancing energy efficiency, fostering community well-being, and increasing resilience.

Eligibility

Design and construction professionals, including architects, professional engineers, builders, and other stakeholders in New York State, are encouraged to engage with the program. The aim is to involve these professionals in managing the long-term energy use, utility costs, and greenhouse gas emissions of buildings, aligning with the state’s clean energy goals.

How the Program Works

Importance of Energy Codes: The program underscores the significance of energy codes in not only promoting energy efficiency but also contributing to financial, health, and safety outcomes for communities, especially vulnerable populations. Updated codes lead to benefits such as a more durable thermal envelope, enhanced air leakage prevention, and increased use of insulation, allowing buildings to adapt to extreme temperatures.

Benefits for Professionals: Design and construction professionals play a crucial role as the “boots on the ground,” implementing advanced building energy codes. By exceeding compliance with the New York State Building Code, these professionals can distinguish themselves, enhance the value of buildings, reduce operating costs, and attract tenants and investors interested in sustainability. The program offers technical and financial support for new construction and retrofit projects, as well as various energy code trainings and resources for the design and construction community. Examples of resources are:

How to Apply

No application required.

Contact Information

1-866-697-3732

codes@nyserda.ny.gov