Help advance green building initiatives throughout the state as a paid instructor of the Cracking the Energy Code course! It's a chance to teach architects and engineers about changes to the New York State Energy Code and the fundamentals of low energy design. Apply today. Applications are due by Dec. 30th, 2011.
The 2010 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (ECCCNYS-2010), effective December 28, 2010, is now mandatory throughout New York State. The code regulates the design and construction of buildings for the effective use of energy while providing flexibility to allow the use of innovative approaches and techniques. It includes additional mandatory provisions and requires buildings to be substantially more energy efficient than the 2007 edition.
Urban Green Council and the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects have developed a four-hour course to familiarize architects and engineers with the ECCCNYS-2010, the fundamentals of low energy design, and the processes available to demonstrate compliance. This program is funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
The course will address commercial buildings, including residential buildings over three stories. It will also address the New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC), which incorporates ECCCNYS but is more stringent than the State code. ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 2007, an alternative compliance pathway for meeting the requirements of ECCCNYS - 2010, will be referenced, but not covered in detail.
Eighty training sessions are being presented at various venues throughout New York State between September 2011 and July 2012.
We are currently recruiting new Energy Code instructors - applications will be accepted through December 30, 2011. Apply today.