New York Energy Law

Sec. § 11-102
Definitions


For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings unless a different meaning is plainly required by the context:

1.

“Addition.” An extension or increase in the conditioned space floor area or height of any building.

2.

“Alteration.” Any renovation, reconstruction or renewal of or to an existing building, or portion thereof, other than an addition. The word “alteration” shall include any change in equipment that involves an extension, addition or change to the arrangement, type or purpose of the original installation.

3.

“ASHRAE 90.1-2007.” ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, entitled “Energy Standards for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings,” published by American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.

4.

“Building.” Any structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy or for affording shelter to persons, animals or property, including any equipment therein.

5.

“Code.” The state energy conservation construction code provided for in this article, or any portion thereof, any modification of or amendments thereto.

6.

“Commercial building.” Any building that is not a residential building.

7.

“Conditioned space.” An area or room which is within a building and which is (a) being heated or cooled, (b) contains uninsulated ducts, or

(c)

has a fixed opening directly into an adjacent conditioned space.

8.

“Equipment.” Plumbing, heating, electrical, lighting, insulating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigerating equipment, elevators, escalators, and other mechanical additions or installations but does not include any items constituting an industrial or commercial process.

9.

“Historic building.” Any building that is (a) listed on the national register of historic places or on the state register of historic places, (b) determined by the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation to be eligible for listing on the state register of historic places, (c) determined by the commissioner of parks, recreation and historic preservation to be a contributing building to an historic district that is listed or eligible for listing on the state or national registers of historic places, or

(d)

otherwise defined as an historic building in regulations adopted by the state fire prevention and building code council.

10.

“IECC” or “International Energy Conservation Code.” The International Energy Conservation Code, published by International Code Council, Inc.

11.

“Local government.” Any village, town (outside the area of any incorporated village) or city.

12.

“Municipality.” Any county, city, town, village, school district or district corporation.

13.

“Owner.” The owner or owners of the freehold of a premises or any lesser estate therein, a mortgagee or vendee in possession, a contract vendee, assignee of rents, receiver, executor, trustee, lessee, or any other person, firm or corporation in control of a building.

14.

“Residential building.” Any building which is designed or is to be used primarily as a dwelling or household as defined by the state fire prevention and building code council, including any factory manufactured home as defined in subdivision eight of section three hundred seventy-two of the executive law and any mobile home as defined in subdivision thirteen of section three hundred seventy-two of the executive law.

15.

“Uniform code.” The New York state uniform fire prevention and building code adopted, and as may be amended, pursuant to article eighteen of the executive law.
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