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Presenter: Wendy Talarico, LEED AP

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

Type: Downloadable MP3+PDF

Product Code: 16873

Product Number: 20 NJRPIECC 1 30 MPDF JB

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:

This digital product is not available yet, but is available for pre-order. After purchasing, you will be notified when it has been released.


This audio recording is approximately 7.5 hours in length and is available for $269. Please refer to specific state licensing rules or certification requirements to determine if this learning method is eligible for continuing education credit.

How to Use

Downloadable self-study formats are available approximately 5 weeks after the date of the live event. Please allow up to 4 hours to download the audio file. This time varies greatly depending on internet speed.

The downloadable self-study package includes an MP3 format audio recording of a live seminar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. You will be required to download both the audio recording and the manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

The audio file contains embedded number codes, which you are required to document and return to HalfMoon if you wish to obtain a certificate of completion for the program. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 5:00 pm

General Administration of the Code

   Code history and development
   Code adoption and enforcement in New Jersey (2015 IECC)
   Scope and general requirements
   Referenced standards

IECC Residential Chapters 2-3

   Climate zones
   Materials, systems and equipment

Code Compliance Alternatives

   Performance-based compliance
   Energy rating index compliance alternative

Chapter 4: Residential Energy Efficiency

   Building thermal envelope
      • Insulation requirements
      • Fenestration requirements 
   R-values and U-factor alternatives
   Prescriptive insulation: 
      • Ceilings, access doors 
      • Mass walls, basement walls, sunrooms
      • Slab-on-grade floors
   Prescriptive fenestration:
   Air leakage and testing
   Fireplaces and fuel-burning appliances

Chapter 4: Heating and Cooling Systems  

   Control systems
   Ductwork insulation and sealing
   Service hot water systems
   Mechanical ventilation systems
   Pools and spas

Chapter 4: Electrical Power and Lighting Systems

   Power systems
   Lighting systems

Chapter 5: Existing Buildings

   Building additions 
   Making building alterations
   Building repairs and maintenance
   Change of occupancy


Wendy Talarico, LEED AP

Ms. Talarico consults with architects and engineers throughout the Northeastto provide continuing education on a range of subjects from codes to buildingscience. She is an instructor for Urban Green/New York State Energy Research andDevelopment Authority’s “Conquering the Code,” an eight-hour energy code class inNew York State. Ms. Talarico was a member of the engineering outreach team for theBrick Industry Association, and she is an award-winning journalist with more than 25years of experience as a writer and editor for such publications as Architectural Recordand This Old House.