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3 June New York


State of New York- Energy Code Alert

Notice of Proposed Rule Making

Update to the Commercial Provisions of the State Energy Conservation Construction Code.

The Division of Building Standards and Codes is pleased to announce that a proposal to update the State Energy Conservation Construction Code applicable to commercial buildings will be published in the June 18, 2014 edition of the New York State Register . Comments received during the public comment period will be presented for final consideration by the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council.

The Energy Code for commercial buildings, as amended by this proposed rule, will meet or exceed the requirements of the 2010 edition of the publication entitled ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1: Energy Standards for Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (“ASHRAE 90.1-2010”), published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. The current Energy Code for commercial buildings is set forth in Chapter 5 of the 2010 edition of the publication entitled Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (the “2010 ECCCNYS”), published by the International Code Council, Inc. In general, the Energy Code for commercial buildings, as amended by this proposed rule, will be set forth in the “commercial provisions” of the 2012 edition of the publication entitled International Energy Conservation Code (the “2012 IECC”), published by the International Code Council, Inc. The amendments to the 2012 IECC are made in the publication entitled 2014 Supplement to the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code (the “2014 Supplement”), published by the New York State Department of State.

Rule Making Schedule

Dates for Rule Making:

  • Published in the New York State Register
    June 18, 2014

Public Comment Period Ends:

  • August 20, 2014

Public Hearings to be held:

  • August 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM
    Department Of State
    99 Washington Avenue
    Conf. Rm. #505
    Albany, New York 12231
  • August 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM
    Department of State
    123 Williams Street
    Exam Room 1
    New York, New York 10038

Written comments can be submitted to:

  • Mark Blanke, PE
    Assistant Director for Code Development
    Department of State
    Division of Building Standards and Codes, One Commerce Plaza
    99 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12231-0001
    Mark.Blanke@dos.ny.gov

Contact: Jack Lyons: jack.lyons@nema.org