Conference session
 

Wednesday Schedule

The first day of the conference, Wednesday, March 2, will focus on topics related to high-performance & offsite construction and codes & construction. Continuing education available.

Keynote Speaker

Joe Medosch {med-osh} - Client Success Manager for measureQuick, Owner of Energy & Environmental Consulting. He is an Industry Master Trainer and national presenter, and his diverse background in multiple trades provides a unique understanding of “The House as System.” Joe has been evaluating homes for 20+ years and has been a Comfort Consultant/Trainer for over 15+ years providing solutions on healthier and energy efficient home performance. His expertise includes building science and diagnostics, IAQ/IEQ assessments as well as ICC, BPI, RESNET, SMACNA, and ASTM. He currently serves as a board member on the Healthy Air Research and Certification Authority (HARCA). He has served on numerous committees developing industry standards including: RESNET Standard 380, Equipment Sub-Committee, and BPI multifamily standards development.

Agenda

Day 1 conference sessions on Wednesday will feature two concurrent tracks: Codes & Construction and High-Performance & Offsite Construction. 

  • 7:15am ET
    • Breakfast
  • 7:30am ET
    • Registration Opens
  • 8:30-10:15am ET
    • Welcome & Opening Remarks by Brian Wolfgang, PHRC
    • Keynote - Who Holds the Keys to a Healthier Home? What Doors Are Open or Locked? Who Are the Key Makers? by Joe Medosch, measureQuick
  • 10:15-10:45am ET
    • Break with Exhibitors & snacks
  • 10:45am-12:15pm ET
    1. Panelized Building Envelopes: Velocity, Efficiency, and Sustainability by Adam Eckley, NEXII
    2. The Countdown to 3 ACH50: Reviewing a Scope of Work to Achieve 3 ACH50 by the Time of Final Inspection by Michael Arblaster, Harmony Home Energy
  • 12:15-1:15pm ET
    • Lunch 
  • 1:15-2:45pm ET
    1. Air Sealing, the New PA Code, & Achieving Net Zero by Paul Springer, AeroBarrier
    2. Back to the Drawing Board: Diving into Stucco & Stone Details by Brian Wolfgang, PHRC; Steve Long, E.R. Long Associates, Inc.; & Bill Dare, Spotlight Home Inspection, LLC
  • 2:45-3:00pm ET
    • Break with Exhibitors & snacks
  • 3:00-4:30pm ET
    1. Carbon Smart and Healthy Homes: Design, Construction, & Building Code by Ana Konopitskaya, COEXIST
    2. Modular Construction of a Net Zero Home in Pittsburgh by Bill Spohn, TruTech Tools
  • 6:00-8:00pm ET
    • Celebrate! Connect at the end of Day 1 to network with attendees of the PHRC Housing Conference, speakers, and the PHRC team. 
 
 

About

The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304

E-mail: phrc@psu.edu