New York Adoption of 2020 Fire and Energy Codes

February 4, 2020

On December 6, 2019, the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council (the “Code Council”) adopted rules that amend and update the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (the “Uniform Code”) and the State Energy Conservation Construction Code (the “Energy Code”).

The Department of State, acting on behalf of the Code Council, has filed Notices of Adoption of these rules.  The Notices of Adoption will appear in the February 12, 2020 edition of the State Register.  On and after February 12, 2020, the Notices of Adoption can be viewed by clicking the “February 12” link at: http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2020.html

The rules will become effective on May 12, 2020.


Uniform Code

The rule adopted by the Code Council on December 6, 2019 repeals the current version of the Uniform Code and adopts an amended and updated version of the Uniform Code.  The amended and updated version of the Uniform Code incorporates by reference the following publications:

  • 2020 Residential Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2020 Building Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2020 Plumbing Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2020 Mechanical Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2020 Fuel Gas Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2020 Fire Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2020 Property Maintenance Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2020 Existing Building Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)

Certain provisions of the 2020 Residential Code of New York State and 2020 Building Code of New York State are also amended as set forth in the rule adopted amending 19 NYCRR Parts 1220 and 1221. 

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Energy Code

The rule adopted by the Code Council on December 6, 2019 repeals the current version of the Energy Code and adopts an amended and updated version of the Energy Code.  The amended and updated version of the Energy Code incorporates by reference the following publications:

  • 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (publication date: November 2019)
  • 2016 edition of the Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (“ASHRAE 90.1-2016”)

Certain provisions of ASHRAE 90.1-2016 are amended as set forth in the rule adopted amending 19 NYCRR Part 1240.

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