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[intro_text]Penn Residential Energy Codes is proud to announce the launching of their program website. Pennsylvania was recently selected as one of eight states to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to help drive energy savings through residential energy code training and support activities. This initiative will bring over $500,000 to eastern Pennsylvania to provide low-cost training, continuing education, and support for code officials, HERS Raters, and other residential construction professionals (read the DOE announcement here).[/intro_text]

Performance Systems Development (PSD) was selected to implement the Penn Residential Energy Codes Program in Pennsylvania. When this study concludes in 2017, we’ll calculate how much energy we saved as a result of these training activities, but to do this we need to understand energy use in current new homes. PSD will contact randomly selected municipalities during fall of 2014 to begin collecting information for a baseline energy efficiency study.


Program Timeline

This program will provide additional continuing education opportunities for Pennsylvania code officials starting in spring 2015 and continuing over the next two years. It seeks to lay the framework for establishing long-term funding streams from utilities and other non-governmental entities to support training, education, technical assistance and other activities relating to the energy code. We’ll be reaching out to stakeholders in early 2015 to share the latest information on upcoming training opportunities to be offered through this program.


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