Pennsylvania Code & Bulletin

• No statutes or acts will be found at this website.

The Pennsylvania Code website reflects the Pennsylvania Code changes effective through 53 Pa.B. 6142 (September 30, 2023).

52 Pa. Code § 69.101. Definitions.


§ 69.101. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in § §  69.101—69.107, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Act—The Building Energy Conservation Act (35 P. S. § §  7201.101—7201.602).

   Addition—An addition to an existing building. See §  69.102 (relating to scope).

   Building energy conservation standards—The standards promulgated by the Department at 12 Pa. Code Chapter 147 (relating to building energy conservation standards).

   Compliance certification copy—The part of the notice of intent to construct returned by the Department or municipality after receipt and processing of the notice of intent to construct, which bears the ID number assigned to the notice of intent to construct by the Department or municipality.

   Department—The Department of Community Affairs of the Commonwealth.

   Municipality—A city, borough, incorporated town, township or home rule municipality which has elected to administer the act under section 501 of the act (35 P. S. §  7201.501).

   Notice of intent to construct—The notice required to be filed with the Department, or a municipality, under section 306 of the act (35 P. S. §  7201.306).

   Person—Individuals, partnerships, associations, sole proprietorships, companies, corporations and their lessees, assignees, trustees, receivers, executors, administrators or other successors in interest.

   Public utility—Persons or corporations in this Commonwealth owning or operating equipment or facilities for producing, generating, transmitting, distributing or furnishing electricity to or for the public for compensation for any purpose. The term does not include the following:

     (i) A generator or producer of electricity not engaged in distributing the electricity directly to the public for compensation.

     (ii) A person not otherwise a public utility who furnishes service only to himself.

     (iii) A bona fide cooperative association which furnishes services only to its stockholders or members on a nonprofit basis.

   Renovation—The rehabilitation of an existing building which requires more than 25% of the gross floor area or volume of the entire building to be rebuilt. Cosmetic work, such as painting, wall covering, wall paneling, floor covering and suspended ceiling work is not required to be included. Sections 69.101—69.107 apply to the portion of the building being renovated and not to the entire building.

   Residential building—A building as defined in section 103 of act (35 P. S. §  7201.103), and renovations thereto, the actual construction of which commenced after March 19, 1986, and which is arranged for the use of one or two family dwelling units, and rowhouses, townhouses and garden apartment construction not exceeding three stories in height used for residential purposes, whenever each unit has its own individual and self-supporting heating, ventilating or air conditioning system.


   The provisions of this §  69.101 issued under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  308, 501, 1501 and 1704; amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  308, 331, 501, 1501 and 1704.


   The provisions of this §  69.101 adopted April 20, 1984, effective July 20, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 1393; amended January 23, 1987, effective January 24, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 389. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (90049) to (90051).

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  69.102 (relating to scope).

No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.

This material has been drawn directly from the official Pennsylvania Code full text database. Due to the limitations of HTML or differences in display capabilities of different browsers, this version may differ slightly from the official printed version.