1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Energy
  4. Article 5: State Energy Office; Organization and Powers, Functions and Duties


Section 5-108-A Energy efficient appliances

Energy (ENG)

1. The president of the New York state energy research and development authority, in consultation with the commissioner of the office of general services, shall promulgate minimum energy efficiency standards for appliances and energy using products purchased by or for the state or any agency thereof in accordance with the following schedule: by April first, two thousand two, fluorescent lamp ballasts, central air conditioners, room air conditioners, package terminal air conditioners and heat pumps; by October first, two thousand two, electric motors, refrigerators, freezers, refrigerator-freezers, water heaters, lamps and luminaries; and by April first, two thousand three, dishwashers, clothes washers, clothes dryers, furnaces, boilers and chillers. Additional minimum energy efficiency standards for appliances and energy using products may be added by the president of the New York state energy research and development authority, in consultation with the commissioner of the office of general services. Establishing minimum energy efficiency standards for appliances and energy using products shall be based on cost-effectiveness criteria and may be waived in the event that such appliances or products are not widely available, or for other reasons as determined by the president of the New York state energy research and development authority, in consultation with the commissioner of the office of general services. Such standards shall be designed to achieve cost effective savings to the maximum extent practicable, taking into account market availability.

  2. New or replacement appliances or products purchased by or for the state or any agency thereof shall meet or exceed standards promulgated pursuant to this section, and all building designs or specifications for new construction or substantial renovation for any building owned or leased in whole by the state or any agency thereof shall incorporate appliances or products which meet or exceed such standards.