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PHRC Projects

The PHRC has a mandate to transfer knowledge by providing the necessary training and education to the wide variety of groups that make up the housing industry. The projects that are described below are in response to the recommendations from the PHRC’s Industry Advisory Council and reflect the current needs within the housing industry.

Program Development

  • HVAC Design and Installation
  • IRC Framing Design & Code Compliance

Applied Research

  • Laboratory Testing and Analytical Evaluation of Residential Wall R-Value for Several Conventional Wall Systems

Applied Projects

  • Deck Design Spreadsheet
  • Exterior Plaster in Pennsylvania
  • Update to the PA Alternative Residential Energy Provisions
  • Evolution of the Building Enclosure in PA
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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