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The Energy Code and Remote Virtual Inspections

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join AIA PA and Performance System Development for Code Training
April 12, 2023
2:00 pm  – 5:00 pm 
Virtual Training
Approved for 3 AIA LU|HSW

Course Summary: 
This program will help municipalities and architects better understand how virtual inspections can save time and energy and provide a framework for determining when virtual inspections are appropriate and useful and when they are not. The training will also demonstrate a process for using widely available video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Teams to guide a builder’s representative through a job site to perform an inspection from their office or home. Using additional photo documentation will also be discussed. Finally, PSD will provide a checklist or decision tree for municipalities to use for weighing time and energy savings potential for determining the types of inspections that lend themselves best to being conducted virtually.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the pros and cons of Remote Virtual Inspections
  • Understand a protocol for performing remote energy inspections
  • Discuss the use of photo documentation in the inspection process
  • Improved their inspections of residential energy code 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
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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AIA Pennsylvania