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This page was updated July 15, 2021

At the June 14 meeting of the Town Board, the Town of Ithaca adopted the Energy Code Supplement (ECS), code requirements for new buildings and major renovations that will substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while emphasizing affordability. The rules will go into effect in the Town of Ithaca on September 13, 2021. Learn more in this Town press release.

At the May 5 meeting of Common Council, the City of Ithaca adopted the Ithaca Energy Code Supplement (IECS). Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick called Wednesday’s unanimous vote “history-making,” and lauded the “enormous and impressive accomplishment.” The rules will go into effect in the City on August 4, 2021. Learn more in this City press release.

See below for document downloads and additional information. Information can also be found on the Town of Ithaca Code Enforcement & Zoning Department webpage and the City of Ithaca Building Division webpage.

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A local energy code supplement with requirements above and beyond the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code.
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A local energy code supplement with requirements above and beyond the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code.
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IECS-enabling legislation for the City of Ithaca that enacts the IECS as the regulatory document containing requirements for compliance. Note: the Town of Ithaca adopting the IECS by local law (not by ordinance); language similar to that in the City's Ordinance is included in the Town's IECS local law.

The Reference Manual is for informational purposes only. All requirements are contained in the IECS (and the IECS Ordinance for the City). The Reference Manual contains non-essential information to help understand and use the IECS, such as commentary, intent and best practices. Until further notice, this IECS Reference Manual should also be used for the Town of Ithaca.

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