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NEW YORK CURRENT CODE New York will receive $123 Million from the federal gov- ernment
NEW YORK
CURRENT CODE
New York will receive $123 Million from the federal gov-
ernment if the state adopts the latest energy codes:
Residential:
State developed code, based
on 2004 IECC (Mandatory)
Commercial:
 IECC 2009 (International Energy Conservation
Code)
 ASHRAE 90.1 2007 (American Society of Heating
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers)
State developed code, based
on 2003 IECC (Mandatory)
Accumulated residential sector savings, 2009 to 2030,
would be:
DEMOGRAPHICS
Population: 19,490,297
Total Housing Units:
7,754,508
ENERGY
CONSUMPTION
Residential Sector:
 16.1 trillion Btu of energy
 1,116 thousand metric tons of CO2 (Equivalent to
the annual emissions of 204,396 passenger vehicles)
 $202 million
 $202 million could pay more than the full un-
dergraduate tuition for current students at
private universities in New York
1,133.3 Trillion BTU
Commercial Sector:
FINANCING OPPORTUNITIES:
1,250.2 Trillion BTU
52% of the natural gas sup-
ply in New York is con-
sumed
to heat residential
homes.
Residential use of natural
gas costs $14.27/thousand
cubic ft.
In February 2009 the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allocated $3.1
billion for U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program (SEP) to assist
states with building energy efficiency efforts. As one of the requirements to re-
ceive SEP grants, state governors must certify to DOE that their state will imple-
ment energy codes of equal or greater stringency than the latest national model
codes (currently IECC 2009 and Standard 90.1-2007). Thus, it is in the state’s
best economic interests to adopt these standards statewide and begin enjoying
the benefits of an efficient building sector.
CODE ADOPTION AND CHANGE PROCESS:
New York produces more
hydroelectric power than
any state east of the Rocky
Mountains.
Regulatory Process: The State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council main-
tains and periodically updates New York's Uniform Fire Prevention and Building
Code and the ECCCNYS, as well as adopting higher or more restrictive stan-
dards upon the recommendation of local governments. The council is comprised
of 17 members, appointed by the Governor. A quorum of nine members must be
present in order to adopt any proposed code changes.
CODE CHANGE CYCLE
No set
schedule
For more information please consult the Building Codes Assistance Project (www.bcap-energy.org)
or Nick Zigelbaum (nzigelbaum@nrdc.org)
BCAP
1850 M St. NW Suite 600 | New York, DC 20036 | www.bcap-energy.org