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.

Duct Leakage Test Delaware

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Duct Leakage Test Delaware Welcome to Local Energy Audits My name is Ori and I am certified to conduct Duct Leakage Testing and Blower Door Testing in Delaware. As you may…
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Pennsylvania Energy Codes

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Sorting through the Pennsylvania energy codes One of the most challenging things for homeowners and home builders who need to learn and adhere to these codes is sorting through the…
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Performance vs. prescriptive path

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Performance vs. prescriptive path Here are a couple ways you can reach compliance: performance path and prescriptive path. The performance requirements refer to the overall energy efficiency score, while the…
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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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Energy Compliance Pathways

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Energy Compliance Pathways If all these regulations seem like a lot to keep up with, don’t worry. You’ll be surprised to find that there is more than one way you…
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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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Buildings Under 2015 IECC Codes

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What buildings fall under the regulations for 2015 IECC? The vast majority of homes in Pennsylvania live in areas that have adopted the 2015 IECC. However, it’s best practice to…
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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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IECC Climate Zone For Pennsylvania

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IECC Climate Zone For Pennsylvania Southeastern Pennsylvania sites in climate zone 4 according to the 2015 IECC, (International Energy Conservation Code). In climate zone 4, a blower door test resulting…
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Air Changes Per Hour

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Air Changes Per Hour Air Changes in all homes and that’s a good thing. Air leaks through door and window frames, outlets and switches on exterior walls, attic hatches and…
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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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Air Leakage In A Home

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Air Leakage in A Home All homes leak air and when the air leaks new air enters the building to replace the leaked air. It’s not necessarily bad to leak…
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Blower Door Testing Equipment

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Blower Door Testing Equipment Blower Door Testing Equipment consists of a frame which is adjustable to fit into the openings of various sized doors. There is a calibrated fan which…
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Blower Door Test Rentals

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Blower Door Test Rentals It seem some people are searching for a blower door test rental. We often get calls from home owners or contractors who would like to rent…
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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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