PHRC Webinars

The Cost of Airtight Homes

4/11/2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Instructor: Darrin Wright (High-Performance Housing Specialist, PHRC)

Handouts

Link to Webinar: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/2416617862026/WN_2BvdGEAyTZ6Elq1g44QPJQ

Description

As Pennsylvania transitions to the 2018 I-Codes for building enclosure airtightness requirements, there may be a concern on what it will require to adapt to these new changes. One of the biggest concerns is what the cost will be to implement these new requirements. The cost of air sealing a home varies depending on the size and location of the home being sealed. Air sealing costs are also determined by the scope of the project, such as whether you intend to do the basement/foundation, attic space, or a whole house sealing. Additionally, the final cost of air sealing may be determined by current rebates and assistance programs from government and utility companies.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the 2018 I-Codes within Pennsylvania’s UCC pertaining to enclosure air tightness.
  2. How to maximize efficiencies within the building process for achieving airtightness with minimal additional cost.
  3. Selecting and communicating desired outcomes with subcontractors for airtightness for their specific trades and how best economically to achieve those outcomes.
  4. Determine the new benefits within the 2022 IRA (Inflation Reduction Act).

Cost

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

 
 

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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