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Pennsylvania Energy Codes Training

Pennsylvania adopted the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) statewide on February 14, 2022. Shortly thereafter, PSD launched a new energy code training series funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Training topics include the 2018 IECC Residential and Commercial updates.
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On-Demand Learning

Introducing our new asynchronous online courses, now available on our state-of-the-art Learning Management System: PSD Learning!

Designed to give you the flexibility to balance your busy schedule with your desire to learn and grow, these courses allow you to progress at your own pace, on your own time. With a comprehensive curriculum and engaging multimedia content, you’ll have all the tools you need to succeed, whether seeking to upskill for your current job or explore a new career path.

Our LMS is user-friendly and intuitive, making it easy to access all course materials. Don’t wait any longer to take the next step in your professional development.

The first two available courses cover the 2018 IECC for Pennsylvania, both Residential and Commercial.

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Trainer Biographies

Adam Smith, Energy Code Specialist

Adam Smith is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in facilities and project management. With over two decades in the field, he has successfully overseen and completed numerous large construction capital projects. Adam’s expertise extends to the realm of energy inspection and plan examination, as he holds a certification in ICC Residential Energy Inspector/Plans Examiner. In his most recent role at Camphill Ghent, a Gold LEED certified retirement community in the Hudson Valley, Adam served as a pivotal figure overseeing all facilities and grounds projects. He also managed the wastewater treatment plant, ensuring strict compliance with regulations set by the NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and local building codes. Adam’s commitment to community service is evident through his longstanding involvement with the volunteer fire department, spanning over 30 years. Currently, he serves at the Ghent Fire Department and holds the esteemed position of First Lieutenant. With his extensive experience, certifications, and dedication to excellence, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to any project or endeavor.


Mike Turns, Director of Energy Code Services

Mike has been with PSD for over eight years, managing several residential new construction and energy code support programs. Currently, Mike manages the implementation of the MassSave® Codes and Standards Compliance and Support Initiative, New York energy code training funded by NYSERDA, and energy code support services to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Before that, Mike led the DOE-funded Pennsylvania Residential Energy Code Field Study. He is an expert in the International Energy Conservation Code and has developed and taught numerous training programs in several states under a variety of code versions. He has over 15 years of energy code training experience and has presented at national conferences like the RESNET, HPC, the DOE Energy Codes Conference, and AESP. Prior to joining PSD, he was the Associate Director of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) at Penn State University, where he managed the largest provider of residential building code training in Pennsylvania. Mike has a master’s degree from Penn State with a thesis focused on assessing and reducing energy consumption in new homes.


Arthur Pakatar, Senior Manager, Energy Codes Division

Arthur Pakatar is an industry veteran with several years teaching building performance and construction related topics. He has participated on several standard development committees including the BPI Standards Technical Committee, BPI Schema Committee for Residential Building Envelope Whole House Air Leakage Control Installers, and the Air Barrier Association of America Training and Education Committee. He has been a certified code enforcement officer in New York State and ICC energy code inspector and plans examiner.

This training and/or document is provided through support and funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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It's not easy to keep a webinar about codes interesting and engaging. Well played. Thank you

Energy Professional

The online class was wonderful! It was short, simple and informative. Looking forward to attend your other classes!


Thank you for providing these energy code trainings free to code officials.  Energy code trainings are the most tedious of the mandatory trainings, but your presenters do a good job of providing the information in a way that is interesting and holds your attention.

Building Code Official

Your presentations are some of the best I have seen in a long time, well done.

Code Enforcement Official

Thank you for providing these energy code trainings free to code officials.  Energy code trainings are the most tedious of the mandatory trainings, but your presenters do a good job of providing the information in a way that is interesting and holds your attention.

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