Along with Mike, building code expert Heather Cowley of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will evaluate Pennsylvania’s current code landscape.
Traditional building codes have long focused on protecting occupants from fire, flooding, and collapse, while energy code adoption and enforcement have often lagged behind. The latest International Energy Conservation (IEC) code, however, sets the stage for higher performance in new construction and major building retrofits. The Inflation Reduction Act offers $330 million in grants to states and local governments that adopt the latest energy codes meeting or exceeding the latest standards—plus double that for stretch codes aiming for Net Zero. While New Jersey is poised to snag its share of cash with its adoption of the 2021 IECC, Pennsylvania’s Review and Advisory Council is still working to move beyond its current bellwether: the 2018 IECC.
Join EEA to hear from two building code experts evaluating Pennsylvania’s current code landscape. Mike and Heather will highlight the shifts required by the newer standards and the exciting grants already awarded to the PA Department of Environment Protection to invest in training building code officials. Learn how they’re thinking about building benchmarking and building performance standards as a lever for change.
This free webinar will be held on November 1st at 10 a.m.