PHRC Webinars

HERS and the ERI Path

12/11/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Brian Wolfgang (PHRC)


Link to Webinar:


This webinar will dig into the basics of the HERS index as well as its applicability in the ERI path. As of October 1, 2018, builders in Pennsylvania have the option of a new energy code compliance path under the PA Uniform Construction Code. The 2015 I-Codes expanded the number of available paths to include the ERI (Energy Rating Index) path. This compliance option allows builders to utilize a HERS (Home Energy Rating System) score to demonstrate compliance with the enforceable energy code.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the HERS index and the process a builder goes through in order to design and evaluate a home to meet target HERS values.
  2. Understand the process undertaken by HERS Raters, including performance testing of building systems, in order to better implement high performance residential features.
  3. Analyze the features of a home that can raise and lower a HERS score and the impact those changes have on cost and performance.
  4. Explore the 2015 ICC ERI path and the differences between this compliance path and other options such as utilizing RESCheck or the performance path.


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

Credit Hours

Live Webinar: 1.0 L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 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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