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New York Energy Code Training

Moving Energy Codes Forward

PSD Training Offerings

In 2019, NYSERDA selected PSD to deliver energy code training for a variety of residential and commercial building industry stakeholders across New York. Training covering a wide variety of topics will be offered regularly between now and 2022. All programs are based on the 2020 ECCCNYS and 2020 NYCECC, which went into effect on May 12, 2020.


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Free registration for New York Code Officials.

*Use discount code: NYCEO

*For use by New York Code Officials only.

PSD is pleased to introduce a new series of courses!

We will start introducing new courses this fall with additional courses added periodically through December. These courses will cover the nexus between the energy code and the other building codes. Click the link below for a list of upcoming courses with descriptions and learning objectives. Stay tuned for more information about the release of the following programs.

Nexus Courses Series


Intended audiences: design professionals, code enforcement officials, homebuilders, design-build firms, and energy professionals.

Format: Currently, all trainings are being offered as remote trainings consisting of two 90-minute webinars. Webinars may be taken individually, although attendance in both is recommended.

Cost: Free for New York code enforcement officials. All others $15 per 90-minute webinar.

Continuing Education:*

  • Code Enforcement Officials 1.5 NYS DOS In-Service Hours, Topic 3 (Energy Code)
  • Architects 1.5 AIA LU | HSW
  • Home Performance Contractors 1.5 BPI CEUs

*To receive credit, all participants must be in attendance within the first 15 minutes of the training and stay until the end of the webinar.

Trainer Biographies

Adam Smith, Energy Codes Specialist

Adam Smith is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in facilities and project management. With over two decades in the field, he has successfully overseen and completed numerous large construction capital projects. Adam’s expertise extends to the realm of energy inspection and plan examination, as he holds a certification in ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner. In his most recent role at a Gold LEED certified retirement community in the Hudson Valley, Adam served as a pivotal figure overseeing all facilities and grounds projects. He also assisted in the management the wastewater treatment plant, ensuring strict compliance with regulations set by the NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and local building codes. Adam’s commitment to community service is evident through his longstanding involvement with the volunteer fire department, spanning over 30 years. He most recently had served in his local fire department where he held the position of First Lieutenant. With his extensive experience, certifications, and dedication to excellence, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to any project or endeavor.

Bill Deters, Energy Code Specialist

Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, William (Bill) Deters has been involved in residential and light commercial construction since 1988. Some of his roles have included manager of design and estimating departments, producing energy modeling and code compliance documents for builders nationwide, HERS ratings, vast experience with energy modeling software (REM/Rate, Ekotrope, Rescheck and Energy Gauge), utility rebate submittals, building code and quality assurance inspections, and residential HVAC design. Bill has certifications in ICC Residential Building, Residential Energy Inspector / Plans Examiner, Residential Mechanical, Residential Plumbing inspector, Fire Inspector I, RESNET HERS rater, and he is working towards completing the RESNET QAD certification. He graduated from Williamsport Area Community College with an associate degree in Architectural Technology in 1988.

Michael Rossi, Energy Code Specialist

Michael is currently an Energy Code Specialist at Performance Systems Development. Before joining PSD, Michael was a Senior Associate of Building Energy Codes at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP). Michael also worked as a RESNET Certified HERS Rater in Massachusetts, where he coached builders on energy-efficient design practices and enforced the Massachusetts 2018 IECC and Stretch Code Performance Path to Code Compliance.

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Energy Codes Trainings

It's not easy to keep a webinar about codes interesting and engaging. Well played. Thank you

Energy Professional

The online class was wonderful! It was short, simple and informative. Looking forward to attend your other classes!


Thank you for providing these energy code trainings free to code officials.  Energy code trainings are the most tedious of the mandatory trainings, but your presenters do a good job of providing the information in a way that is interesting and holds your attention.

Building Code Official

Your presentations are some of the best I have seen in a long time, well done.

Code Enforcement Official

Thank you for providing these energy code trainings free to code officials.  Energy code trainings are the most tedious of the mandatory trainings, but your presenters do a good job of providing the information in a way that is interesting and holds your attention.

Building Code Official

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