2018 Pennsylvania Alternative Residential Energy Provisions

The 2018 Pennsylvania Alternative Residential Energy Provisions (PA-Alt) have been successfully published! This document will take effect on October 1, 2018 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The PHRC developed the PA-Alt for consideration by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) to meet their legislated mandate to consider the development of alternative prescriptive methods for energy conservation that account for the various climatic regions within the Commonwealth per Act 45 of 1999. The PA-Alt was developed with the intent of being simpler to build to and easier to enforce; more rational and flexible; focused on Pennsylvania in terms of climatic and other conditions; and equivalent to the provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

The development of the 2018 Pennsylvania Alternative Residential Energy Provisions (PA-Alt) was led by the PHRC with guidance from a subcommittee of the PHRC Industry Advisory Council. The PHRC would like to recognize the following members of the PA-Alt Subcommittee for their contribution of time and knowledge: Bob Hart, John Holahan, Jon Kautz, Jerry Leach, Gary Lenker, Robin Loughran, R. Clem Malot, Amy Martino, Tom McCosby, Sarah Miller, Chad Owens, Tommy Songer, Jon Sukonik, and Mike Turns.

This document was developed by Brian Wolfgang, associate director; Christopher Hine, housing & land development specialist; and Sarah Klinetob Lowe, housing systems specialist of the PHRC. Energy equivalence analysis was performed by Sarah Klinetob Lowe. The document design and formatting was done by Rachel Fawcett, budgets & publications coordinator of the PHRC. The 2018 Pennsylvania Alternative Residential Energy Provisions were developed by the PHRC as a service to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry on behalf of all the consumers of housing in Pennsylvania.

The PA-Alt is able to viewed and downloaded from here