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Energy Code Enforcement Training

This page details the steps your community needs to take to get Clean Energy Communities Program certification for this Action Item by NYSERDA and how Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (G/FLRPC) can assist you. As the Finger Lakes Region Clean Energy Coordinator, we are available to help you through any step in this process. Please email Rob Richardson at, or if you have been in touch with other Finger Lakes Region Clean Energy Communities Coordinators, email them directly for help completing this action item.        

​The Energy Code is a complex document and one of nine building codes in New York State, which can make implementation and enforcement complex and time consuming. This training focuses on what code enforcement officials need to know about the Energy Code in the context of its practical application on active construction projects. 
  1. Watch for Energy Code Enforcement Training Offerings

Energy Code Enforcement Trainings for the region are scheduled by the Clean Energy Communities Coordinator in conjunction with Newport Ventures. There will be 1-2 offerings per quarter with dates selected based on facility availability and Newport Ventures availability. If you would like the CEC Coordinator to schedule an offering, have questions about upcoming dates, or are interested in hosting an Energy Code Enforcement Training, please contact the CEC Coordinator Rob Richardson at

  1. Register for Training

Energy Code Enforcement Training is an all-day workshop featuring two sessions- one covering residential energy code, and the other covering commercial energy code with a plan review in each session. Municipalities may register as many participants as they’d like but will only be credited for one completed training. This training is offered at no cost to the municipality, and participants can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending.

  1. Complete Training

Completion of both sessions earns the municipality credit for the Energy Code Enforcement Training High Impact Action. Once finished, Newport Ventures will send out an e-mail within 24-48 hours notifying the participants the training was successfully completed.

  1. Submit to NYSERDA

This notification e-mail is the documentation a municipality submits to NYSERDA to obtain credit for Energy Code Enforcement Training via the NYSERDA Submission Portal. If you have any questions or run into issues submitting an HIA, please contact  the CEC Coordinator Rob Richardson at

You can view G/FLRPC's recent information on Energy Code Enforcement Training webinar here: