The state of Pennsylvania has now adopted
the 2015 and 2018 International Energy Conservation Code.

The change will have some significant implications for home builders and HVAC contractors operating in the state. This resource is intended to help you understand and navigate the new energy code requirements.

Ventilation Requirements

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Ventilation Requirements and what it means for you 2015 IECC/IRC requires “continuous mechanical ventilation systems” in all residential homes. This is a fancy way of saying your home needs an…
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Qualified Inspectors

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Who is qualified to do insulation inspections, blower door testing, and duct leakage testing? When choosing your inspector, it’s a good idea to understand what qualifications they need to do…
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Duct and Envelope Testing

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Duct and Evelope Testing The states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware have now adopted the 2015 and 2018 International Energy Conservation Code which requires all newly constructed and renovated…
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Air Barriers Installation

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Air Barriers Installation Air barriers protect outside air from leaking into the building’ thermal envelope or air leakage from escaping the building. Although its impossible to completely protect air from…
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The Thermal Envelope

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The Thermal Envelope The buildings’ themal envelope includes the roof, foundation and walls. Together they maintain air sealing, moisture control and ventilation in the home. Sealing and insulating the roof,…
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Energy Code Compliance

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Energy Code Compliance As of 2018 Pennsylvania began enforcing a new set of uniform construction codes that fall under ICC (International Energy Conservation) These codes have significant impact on home…
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