PHRC Webinars

Air Sealing Solutions for Attached Homes

1/10/2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Instructor: Brian Wolfgang (Associate Director, PHRC)


Link to Webinar:


As builders and design professionals continue to adapt their details and practices to achieve greater envelope airtightness, specific types of products have become more difficult to work with than others. Attached homes, including duplexes and townhomes, present unique challenges when trying to balance the needs for fire separation and meeting airtightness goals. This session will focus on the solutions that have proven to be successful in the field. A panel of industry experts will share details, products, and designs that help to achieve code compliance, building performance goals, and overall energy efficiency.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the current code requirements related to envelope airtightness and energy efficiency and how they impact the construction of attached homes.
  2. Discuss common challenges in the field when trying to balance fire safety and typical air sealing strategies.
  3. Examine details and designs that have demonstrated success in helping the overall building to meet current energy code requirements.
  4. Recognize the impact of market trends, both short and long-term, that will drive solutions to providing safe, affordable, and efficient attached products to the residential market.


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

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

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