Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

March 19–20, 2024
New York Hilton Midtown, New York City

2020 Stretch Codes Putting a Squeeze? Energy Code Yoga and Updates

Stretch Codes Putting a Squeeze? Energy Code Yoga and Updates

Wednesday, August 19
12:00pm –1:30pm


Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

New York State and New York City have adopted more efficient energy codes, including stretch code requirements in NYC, mandated by NYC Local Laws. This course will provide both an overview, and specific details on the impact on lighting and control project designs. The codes are based on IECC 2018 and ASHRAE 90.1-2016, which are also being adopted by neighboring states. NYC is going further through Local Laws and incorporating the new NY Stretch code. This course reviews these code changes, shares compliance helps and looks to coming future energy code trends.


  1. What needs to be done differently? Learn how changes to energy codes affects lighting and lighting control project design and applications.
  2. How do individual codes stack up? Recognize model code differences and when each is best applied to your project.
  3. How are new lighting technologies integrated? Understand application examples as codes adopt to new and changing lighting technologies.
  4. Why are the NYC local laws the drivers that are moving the code?


Harold Jepsen P.E., VP Standards & Relations, Legrand/Wattstopper

For over 20 years, Harold has led various roles in product development, engineering, operations, standards and industry relations for Legrand's Wattstopper, Vantage Control and lighting brands. He has been a product design and applications engineer in the energy, lighting and building automation industry for over 30 years. As a member of the ASHRAE/IES 90.1 standard lighting committee, chair of NEMA’s Codes and Standards Review Committee, and active participant in both the IECC and Title 24 development processes, he is a specialist in energy efficiency code compliance. He is a regular presenter on energy code lighting and controls at local and national levels and leads Legrand's Energy Code Education Programs.

Marty Salzberg, IALD, IES
Educator, NYSID

Marty Salzberg worked as an architectural lighting consultant for more than thirty years. Her work was honored with multiple industry awards for design and energy efficiency. As a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society, Marty has been a member of the Library Lighting Committee since 2003 and is currently the committee Chair. Marty is a Professional Member of the IALD, where she is an active member of the Energy & Sustainability Committee and serves as the IALD representative to the ASHRAE/IES 90.1 energy standard development committee. She serves on the IALD Global Policy Committee and is teaching lighting design at the New York School of Interior Design.