On October 27, 2020, the Board passed Local Law 6-2020 to adopt the NY Stretch Energy Code, a model energy code developed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) to support higher efficiency standards in new and renovated building construction projects.
The Village became only the third municipality in New York State outside of New York City to do so, confirming our Village's leadership in the ongoing effort to make our world more sustainable.
Under NYStretch, "the Village will accelerate energy cost savings, reduce emissions from buildings, improve resiliency from power disruptions, and lower utility bills for Dobbs Ferry consumers. This stretch energy code is expected to provide new and renovated buildings in Dobbs Ferry savings of roughly 11 percent over buildings built to the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (2020 ECCCNYS) with simple paybacks typically in the range of six to 12 years," according to NYSERDA.
What does this mean for Dobbs Ferry residents and commercial entities planning new construction and renovation projects?
Our Building Department will begin enforcing the NY Stretch Energy Code in 2021 for both residential and commercial new construction and renovation projects.
Please find information below to assist you as you move forward with your project:
- NYSERDA's NY Stretch Code website
- NY Stretch Energy Code - Full Document
- Comparison between NY Stretch Code and Energy Conservation Construction Code 2020 (ECCC2020)
- NY Stretch Code Fact Sheet
- Frequently Asked Questions