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The 2018 IECC for Pennsylvania – Residential
April 5, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 11:45 pm EDT
The 2018 IECC went into effect on February 14, 2022 (happy Valentine’s Day!) bringing with it significant energy savings, mainly from improved envelope tightness. This training will include a high-level review of building science concepts including basic thermodynamics (how heat moves), including stack effect, and conditions that result in optimum occupant comfort. The program will focus on high-impact energy code provisions and items with relatively high noncompliance as found by a DOE/PNNL field study completed in 2018. Specific topics will include envelope insulation, air sealing, and testing, whole-house mechanical ventilation, HVAC equipment sizing, duct insulation, sealing, and testing, and service hot water pipe insulation and circulating system controls. Instructors will also present the use of checklists and third-party verification forms.
1. Identify significant changes between the 2015 and 2018 IECC
2. Describe the science behind building energy efficiency and occupant comfort and productivity
3. Identify the energy code provisions with high impact but low compliance rates
4. Understand how reduced air infiltration rate requirements will impact design, construction, and code enforcement
Continuing education: Three (3) hours. PA UCC, ICC, AIA LU|HSW, NARI, RESNET, BPI