PHRC Webinars

Beyond Prescriptive: Evaluating Energy Code Compliance Paths [Archive]

4/25/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Instructor: Mike Arblaster (Owner, Harmony Home Energy)


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Energy code requirements continue to introduce challenges and complexity to the residential construction industry. As building professionals continue to weigh options to achieve code compliance, the various energy code compliance paths that are written into the PA Uniform Construction Code (UCC) should be considered. This webinar will focus on the varying levels of “performance” paths that are available to permit applicants in the UCC. The scope of this webinar will range from simulated performance to Energy Rating Index (ERI) pathways while using case studies to illustrate the options available within these pathways.

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the energy code compliance paths currently available to permit applicants in the UCC.
  2. Discuss the benefits of choosing performance pathways including simulated performance and the ERI path.
  3. Understand the performance and cost implications of electing to pursue performance pathways.
  4. Identify future code implications on available energy code compliance pathways.


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 for engineers, 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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