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Commercial Energy Conservation Code

Presenter: David Brignati, AIA, LEED AP BD+C/Homes

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Commercial Energy Conservation Code and COMcheck Introduction
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

   IECC 2012, ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1

   Identifying projects to which it applies

   Reviewing the format and organization of the code

   Examining required submittals/procedures

   Exploring energy models

   COMcheck Introduction

   Review functionality on live screen

   Overview of menus, toolbars and fields

   Common COMcheck submittal mistakes

   Alternatives to compliance paths

Building Envelope
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 1:30 - 3:30 PM CDT

   Review the difference between the R and U factors

   Weather?resistive barriers

   Vapor barriers, air barriers and thermal boundaries

   Prescriptive R or U, F, and C

   Slab insulation

   Advanced framing methods

   Fenestration requirements

   Requirements for doors and entrances

   Insulation requirements

   Basement insulation strategies

   Exterior foam

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
Friday, May 19, 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

   Calculating loads and equipment sizing requirements

   Mandatory provisions

   Requirements for controls

   Equipment types and requirements

   Simple or complex


Service Water Heating, Power and Lighting
Friday, May 19, 2017, 1:30 - 3:00 PM CDT

   Considerations including pipe insulation, pool covers and heat traps

   Lighting controls


   Power limitations using whole building or space-by-space method

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.

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GoToWebinar system requirements:

Operating System:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.11 (El Capitan)

Web Browser:

Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge, Safari v6+

Internet connection:                   Hardware:

Minimum of 1Mbps                      2GB RAM or more

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     7.5 HSW Contact Hours

    7.5 HSW LUs

     7.5 PDHs

     0.75 CEUs

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida, and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA.


David Brignati, AIA, LEED AP BD+C/Homes

Newport Ventures, Inc. 
Mr. Brignati has over 20 years of experience in the field of architecture and project management. With familiarity in both commercial and residential design, he brings a unique perspective to energy efficiency and high performance design as well as an understanding of the various codes required for the design and construction of a building.

At Newport Ventures, Mr. Brignati is part of the team training code officials, architects and builders in issues related to the current energy code. Prior to joining Newport Ventures, Mr. Brignati has been involved with many building types ranging from industrial, medical, retail and educational to production and custom homes. With a background and deep interest in building science in addition to environmental design and sustainability, he was the team leader for the first home in New York’s Capitol Region to achieve LEED® Gold certification.

Mr. Brignati is a registered architect in the states of New York and New Hampshire, a LEED® accredited professional with specialties in Building Design and Construction as well as Homes, a member of the American Institute of Architects and a member of the Committee On The Environment through the American Institute of Architects of Eastern New York as well as an ICC certified commercial energy inspector and residential energy inspector/plans examiner. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $375.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $325.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.