PHRC Webinars

All-Electric New Homes in PA [Archive]

10/28/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Instructor: Sarah Klinetob Lowe (High-Performance Housing Specialist, PHRC)


Link to Webinar:


With the advancement of heat pump technology, choosing all-electric systems for new construction homes is now much more feasible an option in cold climates like Pennsylvania. This webinar will describe the latest best practices in all-electric new home design, including the latest in cold climate heat pump technology for heating and water heating, and review occupant benefits of all-electric home design, such as improved indoor air quality and reduced environmental impact.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe key features of an all-electric home design which improves a home’s combustion safety.
  2. Understand best practices for design and installation of cold climate heat pumps for overall system performance and energy efficiency.
  3. Identify building industry standards such as ENERGY STAR for New Homes to aid in the design of an energy efficient all-electric home.
  4. Describe a whole building systems approach for building envelope and HVAC system design to ensure a comfortable and healthy home.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credit in live webinar

Credit Hours

Live Webinar: 1.0 PA L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PA PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW, 1.0 ICC Contact Hour (0.1 CEU), 1.0 NARI hour/CEU

Tags: Energy Efficiency, Energy Codes, and Green Building



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