DEP Announces Regional International Energy Conservation Code Workshop in Williamsport, Lycoming County

WILLIAMSPORT — The Department of Environmental Protection invites residential code enforcement officials, builders, contractors and designers to a Thursday, May 3, training workshop in Williamsport, Lycoming County, on the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at 100 Pine St. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of the $40 registration fee.

The IECC is updated every three years by the International Code Council. In Pennsylvania, it is considered part of the Uniform Construction Code (UCC), according to Act 49.

The workshop will focus on best-management practices in sustainable residential construction. Participants will learn about sizing residential HVAC units according to the Manual J methodology, a protocol used to determine how much heating and cooling a home requires. The instructor is Mike Turns, associate director of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center.

Attendees will receive six UCC continuing education hours for completing the training.

Funding for the workshop is provided by the state through a U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program grant.

For more information or to register, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or www.paconstructioncodesacademy.org, or call 717-763-0930.


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