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The 2018 IECC for Pennsylvania – Commercial

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join AIA PA and Performance System Development for Code Training
April 12, 2023
10:00 am  – 1:00 pm 
Virtual Training
Approved for 3 AIA LU|HSW

Course Summary: 
The 2018 IECC went into effect on February 14, 2022 bringing with it an annual savings of up to 14 percent. 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 and productivity. The program will focus on high-impact energy code provisions and items with relatively high noncompliance as found by a recent PNNL commercial energy efficiency field study. Specific topics will include envelope insulation and air sealing, mechanical system control configurations, economizers, kitchen ventilation, energy recovery ventilation, demand control ventilation, and lighting controls. These topics will be framed in terms of entering and reviewing COMcheck inputs and outputs for accuracy regarding the submitted construction documents. Instructors will also present the use of example checklists throughout the program

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify significant changes between the 2015 and 2018 IECC
  • Describe the science behind building energy efficiency and occupant comfort and productivity
  • Identify the energy code provisions with high impact but low compliance rates
  • Describe mechanical system and lighting control configuration requirements

About your Trainer: Mike Turns 
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.



April 12
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


AIA Pennsylvania