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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

Chris Whittet, Energy Codes Specialist

Chris Whittet is an Energy Codes Specialist for PSD that has been in the energy efficiency industry for over 13 years. He is an experienced auditor and quality assurance professional, holding Building Performance Institute (BPI) certifications as a Building Analyst Professional, Envelope Professional, Heating Professional, and Healthy Home Evaluator. With a significant amount of experience in the field, Chris provides training to students with a real-world and hands-on perspective. 

Chris started his career as an energy auditor for the New York State Weatherization Assistance Program. Throughout his years as an energy auditor, he has conducted over 1,500 residential energy audits for both the Weatherization Program and the Empower NY Program. During this time he performed combustion appliance zone testing, blower door testing, and infrared thermography. He has written comprehensive work scopes and provided project management for low to middle-income, single, and multi-family homes to help reduce their energy consumption and financial burden. Chris has also worked within multiple NYSERDA energy programs in various capacities for CLEAResult and Honeywell. 

Mike Turns, Director of Energy Code Services

Mike has been with PSD for over eight years, managing several residential new construction and energy code support programs. Currently, Mike manages the implementation of the MassSave® Codes and Standards Compliance and Support Initiative, New York energy code training funded by NYSERDA, and energy code support services to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Before that, Mike led the DOE-funded Pennsylvania Residential Energy Code Field Study. He is an expert in the International Energy Conservation Code and has developed and taught numerous training programs in several states under a variety of code versions. He has over 15 years of energy code training experience and has presented at national conferences like the RESNET, HPC, the DOE Energy Codes Conference, and AESP. Prior to joining PSD, he was the Associate Director of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) at Penn State University, where he managed the largest provider of residential building code training in Pennsylvania. Mike has a master’s degree from Penn State with a thesis focused on assessing and reducing energy consumption in new homes.

Arthur Pakatar, Senior Manager, Energy Codes Division

Arthur Pakatar is an industry veteran with several years teaching building performance and construction related topics. He has participated on several standard development committees including the BPI Standards Technical Committee, BPI Schema Committee for Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installers, and the Air Barrier Association of America Training and Education Committee. He has been a certified code enforcement officer in New York State and ICC energy code inspector and plans examiner.

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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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