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The 2018 IECC for Pennsylvania – Residential

August 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2018 IECC for Pennsylvania – Residential
Tuesday August 15, 2023
10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Virtual Program 

Join AIA Pennsylvania and partner Performance System Development specializes building code training.  This is a great chance for a refresher and training for the emerging professional.  You will not want to miss this webinar!

Course Description:
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.

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
• Understand how reduced air infiltration rate requirements will impact design, construction, and code enforcement.


About your trainer Adam Smith, Energy Code Specialist, PSD

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.


August 15
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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