Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State Comparison of the residential provisions of the ECCCNYS and the NYSECCC. By State law, all local government energy codes, including the NYCECC, must be more stringent than the ECCCNYS. NYC Energy Conservation Code. New York State (ECCCNYS ) to reflect the accual requirements of the code. REScheck or COMCheck printout forms must show “ECCCNYS ” in.
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Chapter 1 General Requirements. Share URL Copy and paste the link below into emails, chats or browsers. Section Scope and General Requirements. It is eccfnys to herein as “this code. When within the jurisdiction of the City of New York, administration and enforcement shall be in conformance with the New York City Construction Codes.
This code applies to residential buildings and commercial buildings. For determination of occupancy classification and use within this code, a comparable occupancy classification may be made to the New York City Construction Codes. Where reference is made within this code to codes referenced in the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Codethe reference shall be deemed to be to the New York City Construction Codes.
This code shall regulate the design and construction of buildings for the effective use of energy. This code is intended to provide flexibility to permit the use of innovative approaches and techniques to achieve the effective ecccnus of energy. This code is not intended to abridge safety, health or environmental requirements contained in other applicable codes or ordinances.
To the fullest extent feasible, use of modern technical methods, devices and improvements which tend to minimize consumption of energy and utilize to the greatest extent practical solar and other renewable sources of energy without affecting reasonable requirements for the health, safety and security of the occupants or users of buildings shall be permitted. As far as may be practicable, the improvement of energy conservation construction practices, methods, equipment, materials and techniques shall be encouraged.
The New York State Department of State has determined 1 that a building energy code which is applicable to both residential buildings and commercial buildings and which meets or exceeds the edition of the International Energy Conservation Codepublished by the International Code Council, Inc.
The provisions of this code shall apply to the construction of buildings. This code shall apply as provided in this Section Where, in any specific case, different sections of this code specify different materials, methods of construction or other requirements, the most restrictive shall govern.
Where there is a conflict between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the specific requirement shall govern. Except as specified in this chapter, this code shall not be used to require the removal, alteration or abandonment of, nor prevent the continued use and maintenance of, an existing building or building system lawfully in existence at the time of adoption of this code.
An alteration or renovation to an existing building or structure that 1 is listed in the New York Ecccnyd Register of Historic Places, either individually or as a contributing building to a historic district, or 2 is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, either individually or as a contributing building to a historic district, or 3 has been determined to be eligible for listing in either the New York State or National Register of Historic Places, either individually or as ecfcnys contributing building to a historic district, by the New York State Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, or 4 has been determined to be eligible eccchys listing in the National Register of Historic Places, either individually or as a contributing building to a historic district, fcccnys the U.
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Secretary of the Interior, need not comply with this code. It is intended that this code apply to additionsalterationsand renovations to existing residential building in all cases where the IECC would apply, and that this code shall apply to additionsalterations and renovations to existing commercial buildings in all cases where ASHRAE Additionsalterations or renovations to an existing building, building system or portion thereof shall conform to the provisions of this code as they relate to new construction without requiring the unaltered portion s of the existing building or building system to comply with this code.
Additionsalterations or renovations shall not create an unsafe or hazardous condition or overload existing building systems. An addition shall be deemed to comply with this code if 1 the addition alone complies with this code, or 2 the existing building and addition considered as a single building comply with this code. The following need not comply with the provisions of this code, provided the energy use of the building is not increased: Storm windows installed over existing fenestration.
Glass only replacements in an existing sash and frame, provided the U -factor and the solar heat gain coefficient SHGC will be equal to or lower than before the glass replacement.
Alterationsrenovations or repairs to walls and floors, where the existing structure is without framing cavities and no new framing cavities are created. Reroofing where neither the sheathing nor the insulation is exposed. Roofs without insulation in the cavity and where the sheathing or insulation is exposed during reroofing shall be insulated either above or below the sheathing.
Replacement of existing doors that separate conditioned space from the exterior shall not require the installation of a vestibule or revolving door, provided, however, that an existing vestibule that separates a conditioned space from the exterior shall not be removed.
An alteration that replaces less than 50 percent ecdcnys the luminaires in a space, provided that such alteration does not increase the installed interior lighting power.
An alteration that replaces only the bulb and ballast within the existing luminaires in a space, provided that such alteration does not increase the installed interior lighting power. Spaces undergoing a change in occupancy that would result in an increase in demand for either fossil fuel or electrical energy shall comply with this code. Where the use in a space changes from one ecccnys in Table Any nonconditioned space that is altered to become conditioned space shall be required to be brought into full compliance with this code.
The provisions of sections If the provisions of Article 11 of the New York State Energy Law, as in effect at the time of any alterationrenovation or repair to an existing building, require that such building be exempt from this code, then such alterationrenovation or repair to such building need not comply with this code. If the 200 of Article 11 of the New York State Energy Law, as in effect at the time of any alterationrenovation or repair to an existing building, limit the applicability of this code to such alterationrenovation or repairthen the applicability of this code to such alterationrenovation or repair shall be limited to the extent required by the provisions of Article 11 of the New York State Energy Law, as then in effect.
New York State Energy Law section bas in effect at the time of adoption of this code, provides that in the case of the renovation of an existing building, this code 1 shall apply only if the renovation is a “substantial renovation” i. If New York State Energy Law section b remains in effect at the time of any alterationrenovation or repair to an 0210 building, the applicability of this code to such alterationrenovation or repair shall be limited to the extent required by said section b.
Residential buildings shall meet the provisions of Chapter 4. Commercial buildings shall meet the provisions of Chapter 5. Where a building includes both residential and commercial occupancies, each occupancy shall be separately considered and meet the applicable provisions of Chapter 4 for residential and Chapter 5 for commercial. In the case of energy eccxnys, the code official shall be permitted to accept an energy cost budget worksheet based on ASHRAE When using the software approach to show compliance, the mandatory code provisions of Chapters 4 and 5 must be complied with.
The following buildings, or portions thereof, separated from the remainder of the building by building thermal envelope assemblies complying with this code shall be exempt from the building thermal envelope provisions of this code. Building spaces with a peak design rate of energy usage less than 3. Building spaces that do not contain conditioned space.
This code is not intended to prevent the use of any material, method of construction, ecccnyys or insulating system not specifically prescribed herein, provided that such method of construction, design or insulating system has been approved by the code enforcement official as 1 meeting the intent of this code and 2 achieving energy savings that is equivalent or greater than that which would be achieved by the prescribed method of construction, design or insulating system.
Nothing in this section shall be construed as permitting any code enforcement officialor any town, village, city, county, or state agency charged with the administration ecccnnys enforcement of this code, to waive, vary, modify or otherwise alter any standard ecccnts requirement of this code. Standards or requirements of this code may be varied or modified only pursuant to Section of the New York State Energy Law.
The authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to determine a national, state or local energy efficiency program to exceed the energy efficiency required by this code. Ecccbys approved in writing by such an energy efficiency program shall be considered in compliance with this code.
The requirements identified as “mandatory” in Chapters 4 and 5 of this code, as applicable, shall be met.
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Section Construction Documents. Construction documents and other supporting data shall be submitted in one or more sets with each application for a permit. The construction documents shall be prepared by a design professional as required by the New York State Education Law Articles and Construction documents shall be drawn to scale upon suitable material.
Electronic media documents are permitted to be submitted when approved by the code enforcement official.
Construction documents shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed, and show in sufficient detail pertinent data and features of the building, systems and equipment as herein governed.
Details shall include, but are not limited to, as applicable, insulation materials and their R -values ; fenestration U -factors and SHGCs; area-weighted U -factor and SHGC calculations; mechanical system design criteria; mechanical and service water heating system and equipment, types, sizes and efficiencies; economizer description; equipment and systems controls; fan motor horsepower hp and controls; duct sealing, duct and pipe insulation and location; lighting fixture schedule with wattages and control narrative; and air sealing details.
The specific path of code compliance for each element of the building regulated by this code shall be clearly identified within the construction documentation. When compliance is achieved through computer software programs the documentation shall include all of the worksheets associated with specific building elements.
A registered design professional shall provide to the code enforcement official a written certification that the required HVAC tests, system balancing, etc. The registered design professional shall retain copies of the test reports to be provided to the code enforcement officialif requested. In New York City, such inspections shall be special or progress inspections and shall be performed by approved agencies.
One- and two-family dwelling units.
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The code enforcement official shall examine or cause to be examined the accompanying construction documents and shall ascertain by such examinations whether the construction indicated and described is in accordance with the requirements of this code and other pertinent laws or ordinances.
This code shall not require changes in the construction documents, construction or designated occupancy of a structure for which a lawful permit has been heretofore issued or otherwise lawfully authorized, and the construction of which has been pursued in good faith within days after the effective date of this code and has not been abandoned.
Changes made during construction that are not in compliance with the approved construction documents shall be resubmitted for approval as an amended set of construction documents.
Construction or work for which a permit is required shall be subject to inspection by the code enforcement official. Administration and enforcement of this code shall be in accordance with local law subject to the minimum requirements of Part of Title 19 NYS Department of State Rules and Regulations.
Work shall not be done beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining ecfcnys approval of the code enforcement official. The code enforcement officialupon notification, shall make the requested inspections and shall either indicate the portion of the construction that is satisfactory as completed, or notify the permit holder or his or her agent wherein the same fails to comply with this code.
Any portions that do not comply shall be corrected and such portion shall not be covered or concealed until authorized by the code enforcement official. In New York City, such required approvals shall be conducted in accordance with Sections Ecccnts building shall have a final inspection and not be occupied until approved.
A building shall be reinspected when determined necessary by the code enforcement official. The code enforcement official is authorized to accept reports of approved inspection agencies, provided such agencies satisfy the requirements as to qualifications and reliability. It shall be the duty of the holder of the permit or their duly authorized agent to notify the code enforcement official when work is ready for inspection.
It shall be the duty of the permit holder to provide access to and means for inspections of such work that are required by this code. Where any work or installation does not pass an initial test or inspection, the necessary corrections shall be made so ecccnnys to achieve compliance with this code. The work or installation shall then be resubmitted to the code enforcement official for inspection and testing. After the prescribed tests and inspections indicate that the work complies in all respects with this code, a notice of approval shall be issued by the code enforcement official.
Section Interpretation of Code Requirements. A request for an interpretation shall be signed by the building permit applicant and the code enforcement official ecccnyx, or by one or the other, individually, and shall include 200 following information in order to be considered complete: Name, address, and telephone number of the building permit applicant and the code enforcement official. A detailed description of the proposed construction, including a copy of the building permit application and plans and specifications that have been filed by the building permit applicant with the code enforcement officialas well as any other floor plans, elevations, cross-sections, ecccnhs specifications, or construction documents necessary to describe adequately the proposed construction.
Identification of each requirement of this code for which an interpretation is requested. A concise summary of the disagreement concerning the application of each such requirement for which an interpretation is requested; and. A copy of the building permit application denial if one was issued by the code enforcement official.