BEACON – The City of Beacon is the first municipality in the state outside New York City to adopt the New York State Stretch Energy Code that ensures cost-effective energy efficiency in building construction.
The NYStretch Energy Code-2020 Version 1.0 was adopted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and calls for incrementally higher efficiency standards in new and renovated buildings.
“While some of Beacon’s new projects already use more energy efficient construction, adopting NYStretch for all new buildings and renovations will both improve our environment and save residents money over time,” said Mayor Lee Kyriacou. “Beacon is proud to be a New York leader in addressing climate change and environmental sustainability.”
According to NYSERDA, adopting NYStretch will provide savings of roughly 11 percent over the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State when that energy code is released by the state department of state.