New York Energy Law
State Energy Conservation Construction Code
In addition to meeting the purposes set forth in section 11-101 of this article, the code shall be designed to satisfy the following specific criteria:
1. The code’s standards and requirements, so far as may be practicable, shall be formulated in terms of performance objectives.
2. 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.
3. As far as may be practicable, the improvement of energy conservation construction practices, methods, equipment, materials and techniques shall be encouraged.
4. The code shall provide reasonable uniform standards and requirements for construction and construction materials for the improvement of energy conservation construction practices.
5. The code shall exempt from such uniform standards and requirements any historic building as defined in section 11-102 of this article.