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On Implementing the NYC Energy Conservation Code: November 16

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On November 16th, the Preservation League of New York State, along with MAS and The New York Landmarks Conservancy, will bring together experts in the NYC and NYS Energy Conservation Codes and Historic Preservation, to discuss the implementation of the NYC Energy Conservation Code. This program will provide lessons and guidance on the NYC Energy Code for those who work with historic buildings with the city.

In December 2009, Mayor Bloomberg signed four legislative components of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan, which addresses energy usage in existing buildings, including historic buildings. One component of that plan is the establishment of a New York City Energy Code. While earlier energy codes exempted locally designated historic buildings, the new energy code applies to those buildings. One of the goals of the MAS Preservation and Climate Change campaign is to identify any potential conflicts between energy codes and preservation standards, and identify how they can be alleviated. Convening experts on this issue is a critical first step to undertaking further research. Read more on MAS Preservation and Climate Change campaign.