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Webinars

The PHRC offers free webinars the second Tuesday of the month from 1:00-2:00pm and occasionally, on the last Thursday of the month from 11:00am-12:00pm. When relevant, we will host special webinars on timely topics.

All of our webinars (past and upcoming) are FREE to view. A continuing education credit certificate may be obtained after watching a live webinar, which costs $20. A link with instructions on how to obtain this certificate will be presented during the live webinar and must be completed before 6pm the day of the live webinar.

New to our webinars? Please visit our Webinar FAQ for complete details.


Upcoming Webinars

Fire Resistance

1/12/2021
Fire Protection of Lightweight Framing Floor Assemblies

HVAC

4/29/2021
Checking Your Work: Properly Installed HVAC in New Homes

Land Development

11/10/2020
Restoring Floodplains to Manage Stormwater

Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements

10/13/2020
It's More than "Just a Deck"

1/28/2021
Control Layers: Vapor Barriers & Retarders

2/25/2021
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for Residential Construction

4/13/2021
Healthy Homes: Insights for Existing Housing

5/11/2021
Air Sealing Tips, Tricks, and Details

Past Webinars

Energy Efficiency, Energy Codes, and Green Building

5/12/2020
Introduction to ENERGY STAR for New Homes in PA

1/14/2020
Ductwork in Attics, One of the Last Holdouts of Inefficient Home Design

12/17/2019
High Performance Walls in Pennsylvania

9/10/2019
Reducing Thermal Bridging with Continuous Exterior Insulation

6/18/2019
Intro to the Passive House Standard for the PA Residential Construction Industry

1/8/2019
Solar PV in PA: Intro to the Design of New Construction and Retrofit Residential Systems

12/11/2018
HERS and the ERI Path

10/9/2018
PA Alternative Residential Energy Provisions Update

9/25/2018
Blower Doors for Builders

8/28/2018
Residential Energy Code Update

5/8/2018
GreenBuild: Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Design/Build in Central PA

1/16/2018
Residential Energy Auditing 101

9/12/2017
Residential Domestic Hot Water: Generation & Distribution

5/16/2017
What does Net-Zero Energy Mean in PA?

11/8/2016
HERS Ratings in PA: Why, What, and How?

10/11/2016
Durability of Insulated Rim Joists

4/12/2016
Shedding Light on Glazing Safety and Performance

9/8/2015
Challenges, Considerations, & Concerns of Indoor Air Quality

1/14/2014
NGBS Green Building Standard Update


Foundations

9/8/2020
Slab Insulation: Finding the Right Details

4/14/2020
The Do’s and Don’ts of Crawlspace Design and Construction Revisited

2/14/2017
Frost Protected Shallow Foundations In Pennsylvania


HVAC

4/23/2019
Forced Air HVAC Systems: It’s More Than Just Hot Air

9/11/2018
Whole House Mechanical Ventilation

12/12/2017
Radiant Floor Heating Systems

11/14/2017
Residential Makeup Air Systems and Requirements


Land Development

11/12/2019
Pennsylvania’s MS4 Program and its Impact on Development

4/11/2017
Stormwater BMP Maintenance Education for Homeowners

1/17/2017
Design & Construction of Downspout Disconnections


Pennsylvania Policies and Legislation

5/24/2016
2015 UCC Residential Code Update for Pennsylvania

2/9/2016
Affordable Housing Initiatives in Pennsylvania: Land Trusts


Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements

9/24/2020
A Range of Rainscreens: An In-Depth Look at the Variety of Rainscreen Applications

8/11/2020
Why Housing is Long Overdue for Disruption

2/11/2020
Building Science 101 for Residential Buildings

10/8/2019
Wall Bracing in the UCC

5/14/2019
Manufactured Stone Veneer: Sticking to the Basics

11/13/2018
Air Sealing for 5 ACH50

8/14/2018
PA Residential Code Update Overview

4/10/2018
Future Proof Home Design

2/20/2018
Revisiting Visitability: Design & Constructability Issues

12/13/2016
Residential Concrete 101

9/13/2016
Rainscreen Gaps in Exterior Walls

5/10/2016
Residential Deck Design & Safety

1/12/2016
Defining Failures in Residential Construction

1/13/2015
Aging-in-Place - Business Strategies for Residential Construction


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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