Mayor would like Kingston to embrace ‘NYStretch’ energy code


KINGSTON – The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s NYStretch Energy Code program is a means for municipalities to meet their energy and climate goals by accelerating the savings obtained through their local building energy codes and Mayor Steven Noble would Kingston to adopt that strategy.

The mayor brought the concept before the Laws and Rules Committee of the common council in hopes lawmakers will embrace it.

“We in the City of Kingston can adopt high energy standards for new construction and major retrofits to buildings, which means buildings will need to be built to a more energy efficient standard, which will not only save the building owners over time, it will also help save any tenants of these buildings in terms of their utility costs,” he said.

The program would lower energy use and greenhouse gas emissions associated with new and existing buildings.