Conference session

Wednesday Schedule

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

Keynote Speaker

Joe Medosch, healthy building scientist and director of partner development at Hayward Score, is the keynote speaker for the PHRC Housing Conference. With almost 30 years of experience as a contractor and 10 as a master trainer, Medosch has deep experience in the home performance field, especially in the areas of health and energy-efficiency. His expertise includes building science and diagnostics, IAQ/IEQ assessments as well as ICC, BPI, RESNET, SMACNA, and ASTM. He has served on numerous committees developing industry standards including: RESNET Standard 380, Equipment Sub-Committee, and BPI multifamily standards development.


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, Hayward Score
  • 10:15-10:45am ET
    • Break with Exhibitors & snacks
  • 10:45am-12:15pm ET
    1. 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
    2. Panelized Building Envelopes: Velocity, Efficiency, and Sustainability by Adam Eckley, NEXII
  • 12:15-1:15pm ET
    • Lunch 
  • 1:15-2:45pm ET
    1. 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. How to Make Zero Energy Ready Pencil Out at the Production Scale by Theresa Gilbride, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Eric Werling, U.S. Department of Energy; & Kevin Brozyna, Insight Homes
  • 2:45-3:00pm ET
    • Break with Exhibitors & snacks
  • 3:00-4:30pm ET
    1. Modular Construction of a Net Zero Home in Pittsburgh by Bill Spohn, Tru Tech Tools
    2. Carbon Smart and Healthy Homes: Design, Construction, & Building Code by Ana Konopitskaya, COEXIST
  • 6:00-8:00pm ET
    • Celebrate! Connect at the end of Day 1 to network with attendees of the PHRC Housing Conference and RBDCC, speakers, and the PHRC team. 


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