NY Stretch Code

EFFECTIVE March 1, 2022The Town of Niskayuna has adopted a more stringent energy code for all new and substantial improvements within Town limits to ensure reduced energy costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for residents and businesses.  This code is 10-12% more efficient than the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of NYS (2020 ECCCNYS), has flexible paths for compliance, and is a cost-effective way to save energy over time.

In adoption of this energy code, the Town Board of the Town of Niskayuna seeks to protect and promote the public health, safety, and welfare of its residents by mandating energy-efficient building standards and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the town. The Town of Niskayuna is working to become a certified Climate Smart Community and proactively preparing for NYS adoption of this Code. Statewide adoption of this Code is expected to occur with the next round of NYS code updates.

All building permits submitted to the Building Department must comply with the NYStretch Code of 2020.

A full copy of the Code can be found here: https://www.niskayuna.org/sites/g/files/vyhlif4781/f/pages/nystretch-ene...

A Fact sheet and FAQ for the Code update are attached below.