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The International Codes (I-Codes), published by the International Code Council, provide minimum safeguards for people at home, at school, and in the workplace. The I-Codes are a complete set of comprehensive, compatible, and coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes adopted by most U.S. communities and many global markets. 

Created in 2000 and updated every 3 years, the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) addresses the design of energy-efficient building envelopes and installation of energy efficient mechanical, lighting, and power systems. It analyzes cost savings, energy usage reduction, conservation of natural resources, and the impact of energy usage on the environment. The New York state code is held to efficiency standards equivalent to those found in the 2015 IECC.

The IECC is fully compatible with all of the other I-Codes, including the International Building Code and the International Green Construction Code.

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