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Welcome to Penn Residential Energy Codes!

Helping Pennsylvania Build Better Homes

Through Education, Training & Outreach Programs

In 2014 Pennsylvania was selected as one of eight states to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to help drive energy savings through residential energy code training and support activities. This initiative brought over $800,000 to eastern Pennsylvania to provide low-cost training, continuing education, and support for code officials, home builders, HERS Raters, designers, and other residential construction professionals.

Program Timeline

Program Coverage

County Coverage List
  • Adams
  • Berks
  • Bucks
  • Carbon
  • Chester
  • Clinton
  • Columbia
  • Cumberland
  • Dauphin
  • Delaware
  • Juniata
  • Lackawanna
  • Lancaster
  • Lebanon
  • Lehigh
  • Lycoming
  • Luzerne
  • Monroe
  • Montgomery
  • Montour
  • Northampton
  • Northumberland
  • Perry
  • Philadelphia
  • Pike
  • Union
  • Schuylkill
  • Snyder
  • Wayne
  • York

This program presented a tremendous opportunity for the Commonwealth to measure and improve the energy efficiency of its new housing stock, and provided low-cost training, continuing education, and resources to construction industry professionals.

– Michael Turns

Meet The Penn Residential

Energy Codes Team

Who we are

The Penn Residential Energy Codes Initiative was led by Performance Systems Development’s (PSD’s) Michael Turns in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy. This project investigated whether investment in energy code education, training, and outreach programs could produce significant energy savings in residential buildings.

  • Michael Turns
    Michael TurnsDirector of Codes and New Construction Programs

    Before running this initiative, Michael was the Associate Director of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center, developing and delivering PHRC and PCCA trainings programs and webinars. If you have any questions about the program you can contact us here.

  • Kathleen Greely
    Kathleen GreelyManagement Support - Senior VP, Program Services
    • Zachery Ambrose
      Zachery AmbroseParticipant Engagement - Program Coordinator
      • Lauren McFeeley
        Lauren McFeeleyField Data Collections - Technical Specialist
        • Emelie Cuppernell
          Emelie CuppernellTraining & Tablet Tool - Manager Provider Services
          • Jim Phelps
            Jim PhelpsField Data Collections - QA Manager
            • Ethan MacCormick
              Ethan MacCormickTraining & Tablet Tool - VP, Services to Business
              • David Tan
                David TanMarketing - Creative Lead
                • Brandon Cornell
                  Brandon CornellMarketing Coordinator
                  • John Wozniak
                    John WozniakField Data Collections - Technical Specialist
                    • Rakesh Koti
                      Rakesh KotiEnergy Code Specialist
                      • Michael Turns
                        Michael TurnsDirector of Codes and New Construction Programs

                        Before running this initiative, Michael was the Associate Director of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center, developing and delivering PHRC and PCCA trainings programs and webinars. If you have any questions about the program you can contact us here.

                      • Kathleen Greely
                        Kathleen GreelyManagement Support - Senior VP, Program Services
                        • Zachery Ambrose
                          Zachery AmbroseParticipant Engagement - Program Coordinator
                          • Lauren McFeeley
                            Lauren McFeeleyField Data Collections - Technical Specialist
                            • Emelie Cuppernell
                              Emelie CuppernellTraining & Tablet Tool - Manager Provider Services
                              • Jim Phelps
                                Jim PhelpsField Data Collections - QA Manager
                                • Ethan MacCormick
                                  Ethan MacCormickTraining & Tablet Tool - VP, Services to Business
                                  • David Tan
                                    David TanMarketing - Creative Lead
                                    • Brandon Cornell
                                      Brandon CornellMarketing Coordinator
                                      • John Wozniak
                                        John WozniakField Data Collections - Technical Specialist
                                        • Rakesh Koti
                                          Rakesh KotiEnergy Code Specialist

                                          Benefits

                                          WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ENERGY CODE?

                                          Buildings account for the bulk of all energy use (40%). This consumption is taxing on energy utility infrastructure. Saving energy use in the present is more cost effective in-comparison to building new utility infrastructure in the future. Other benefits to energy efficiency code include:

                                          • Increased energy security
                                          • Lower utility bills for all consumers
                                          • Minimized health risks
                                          • Increased home comfort
                                          • Financial savings boost the economy

                                          WHO WAS THE PROGRAM FOR?

                                          • Building Code Officials
                                          • Municipal Officials
                                          • Third-Party Inspection Agencies
                                          • Raters
                                          • Builders
                                          • Design Professionals
                                          • Utilities
                                          • Regulatory Commissions

                                          HOW DID PARTICIPANTS BENEFIT?

                                          This was an exceptional opportunity as Pennsylvania was selected as one of eight states to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. This initiative provided over $500,000 to Pennsylvania to offer low-cost training, continuing education, and support for advancement in your profession. Most of the industry across the country did not receive this opportunity as 42 other states did not receive funding. Other benefits included:

                                          • Free energy code compliance app
                                          • Training & support for two years
                                          • Career development & continued education 

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