DEP Announces International Energy Conservation Code Workshop in Centre County

WILLIAMSPORT – The Department of Environmental Protection would like to invite code enforcement officials, builders, contractors and designers to a Feb. 20 training workshop in State College on the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 215 Innovation Blvd.

The one-day program will focus on energy code compliance for residential buildings. Participants will learn about performing a thorough plan review, proper air sealing and insulation inspection items, the process for completing a thorough energy inspection and accurately assessing every item in a provided plan review and insulation checklist.

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 cost to register is $40 and includes a training manual, breakfast and lunch. Six UCC continuing education hours will be awarded to attendees.

Registration is available online at www.paconstructioncodesacademy.org and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ins may be accepted if space and materials are available.

Funding for the workshop is provided by the department through a U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program grant.
For more information, visit www.dep.state.pa.us or www.paconstructioncodesacademy.org, or call 717-763-0930.

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