NYStretch Energy Code - 2020

NYStretch Energy Code-2020 (NYStretch) is a voluntary stretch energy code that has been developed by NYSERDA as a statewide model code for New York jurisdictions to use to meet their energy and climate goals by accelerating the savings obtained through their local building energy codes. For jurisdictions that adopt it, NYSERDA has estimated that NYStretch will provide savings of roughly 11% over the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (2020 ECCCNYS) when that energy code is released by New York State Department of State.

NYStretch is a stretch code that:

  • Is readily adoptable with minimal changes by local governments

  • Is in enforceable language

  • Is coordinated with the New York State Uniform and Energy Codes

  • Is about one cycle ahead of the next New York State Energy Code in its requirements

  • Lowers energy use and greenhouse gas emissions associated with new and existing buildings

  • Is cost-effective and regionally appropriate

NYStretch and related tools and resources can be downloaded at https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Energy-Code-Training/NYStretch-Energy-Code-2020.

On April 21, 2020, the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board hosted a webinar about the new NYStretch Energy Code-2020. NYSERDA's regional NYStretch experts presented on the details of NYStretch, what it means for your community, how to adopt it, and why. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.

To learn more about NYStretch, contact codes@nyserda.ny.gov for more information.

Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board

126 North Salina Street, Suite 200, Syracuse, NY 13202

315-422-8276      mail@cnyrpdb.org



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