Philadelphia & Pennsylvania Energy Code

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Energy Code Transition

Pennsylvania has adopted the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and Philadelphia adopted both the 2015 IECC and 2018 IECC according to project building type. The ReVireo team is dedicated to assisting all Pennsylvania design, development, and construction professionals in the effort to reduce the cost, difficulty, and risk involved with energy code compliance.

Below is an overview of energy code changes in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.

2015/2018 Philadelphia Energy Code

The new 2015/2018 Philadelphia Energy Code has many new requirements. The Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) is enforcing these requirements with new forms/checklists that must be completed and submitted to L&I during permitting & construction.

All forms/checklists are available at this L&I website.

ReVireo’s team includes RESNET Certified HERS Raters & Rating Field Inspectors, AEE Certified Building Commissioning Professionals (CBCP), and Licensed Professional Engineers that can complete the required L&I forms/checklists.

2015/2018 IECC Residential Forms & Checklists

L&I Air Barrier & Insulation Installation Checklist

Effective July 1, 2019, (as detailed on this L&I information sheet) air barrier and insulation inspections shall be performed by an L&I Approved Third Party, such as ReVireo.

As indicated, the L&I Air Barrier & Insulation Checklist for Pre-Drywall Inspection must be completed and provided to the inspector prior to the wallboard inspection.

ReVireo can perform all inspections and complete checklist. Contact ReVireo today to request this service.

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L&I Duct & Envelope Testing (DET) Form

Effective July 1, 2019, (as detailed on this L&I information sheet) duct leakage and blower door (envelope) testing shall be performed by an L&I Approved Third Party, such as ReVireo.

Effective April 1, 2019, the L&I Residential Duct & Envelope Testing (DET) Form shall be completed and signed by the entity performing the test and provided to the inspector prior to scheduling the final inspection.

ReVireo can perform all testing and complete form. Contact ReVireo today to request this service.

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HVAC Equipment Design Forms (1-2 Family & Multifamily)

There are different L&I HVAC Equipment Design Forms for multifamily and for one/two family projects.

As detailed on this L&I information sheet, the applicable L&I HVAC Equipment Design Form (multifamily or one/two family) shall be submitted with each mechanical permit application to confirm a) that HVAC design is in accordance with Manual J, S, and D Calculations, and b) that Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation is designed correctly.

ReVireo can perform all HVAC Design & Manual J, S, and D Calculations and Whole-House Mechanical Ventilation Design required for completion of applicable L&I HVAC Equipment Design Form (multifamily or one/two family). Contact ReVireo today to request this service.

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2018 IECC Commercial/ASHRAE 90.1 - 2016 Forms & Checklists

L&I Commissioning Compliance Checklist

Commissioning must be performed by L&I Approved Commissioning Agent (holding a certification listed on this L&I information sheet), such as ReVireo.

The building owner must sign the L&I Commissioning Compliance Checklist, certifying that Commissioning (as detailed on this L&I information sheet) has been performed. This process begins in the design stage.

ReVireo can perform all Commissioning work required for owner to complete checklist. Contact ReVireo today to request this service.

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L&I Information Sheet

Effective July 1, 2019, the company name and contact information of an L&I Approved Commissioning Agent shall be included on the construction document notes.

A Commissioning plan shall be developed and provided to the owner and be made available for L&I review upon request for buildings requiring mechanical systems commissioning.

The following documents shall be provided prior to final inspection:

  • Commissioning Compliance Checklist
  • Preliminary Commissioning Report
  • Building Operations and Maintenance Documents

Final Commissioning report shall be provided to the owner within 90 days of the date of receipt of the certificate of occupancy.

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Pennsylvania Energy Code

ReVireo has successfully guided design and construction professionals throughout the tri-state area to achieve energy code compliance. ReVireo is uniquely qualified to help design and construction professionals reduce the cost, difficulty, and risk involved with the Pennsylvania energy code compliance.

ReVireo offers a full suite of energy code compliance services including energy modeling, design consulting, REScheck/COMcheck & permit pathway documentation, HVAC manual calculations, visual air sealing & insulation inspections, duct leakage & envelope (blower door) testing, commissioning, and HVAC testing & balancing. Contact ReVireo today to request your services.

To learn more about the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) transition in Pennsylvania which went into effect on April 1st, 2019, download the free Energy Code Changes Guides below.

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Quick Guide to PA and Philadelphia Residential Energy Code Changes

For single/two-family homes, townhouses, and other residential buildings 3 stories or less in height.

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Quick Guide to PA and Philadelphia Commercial Energy Code Changes

For all other residential buildings and all commercial buildings.

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Residential

Residential Services

Our residential energy code compliance services include energy modeling, design consulting, REScheck & permit pathway documentation, HVAC manual calculations, inspections, envelope (blower door)testing and duct leakage testing. ReVireo can complete all energy code forms.

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Commercial

Commercial Services

Our commercial energy code compliance services include energy modeling, design consulting, COMcheck & permit pathway documentation, commissioning, and HVAC testing & balancing. ReVireo can complete all energy code forms.

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