The 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State is based on the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code.
It addresses the design of energy-efficient building envelopes and the installation of energy-efficient mechanical, lighting, and power systems through requirements emphasizing performance. This comprehensive code establishes minimum regulations for energy-efficient buildings using prescriptive and performance-related provisions. It makes possible the use of new materials and innovative techniques that conserve energy.
The 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State applies to residential and commercial buildings, and to buildings regulated by the Residential Code of New York State.
The 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State regulates the design and construction of buildings for the effective use of energy. It is intended to provide flexibility to permit the use of innovative approaches and techniques to achieve the effective use of energy. It is not intended to abridge safety, health or environmental requirements contained in other applicable codes, laws or regulations.