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Complying with the Commercial Provisions of the Pennsylvania Energy Conservation Code

Presenter: Wendy Talarico, LEED AP

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Fort Washington, PA

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington
530 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Phone: 215-646-4637

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:15 - 5:00 pm

Development of the Pennsylvania Energy Conservation Code’s
Commercial Building Requirements

   Pennsylvania commercial energy conservation code: What’s new
   Compliance in other states
   Regional requirements and how to meet them
      Comparisons with ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1
      Commercial vs residential: identifying projects to which it applies
      Reviewing the format and organization of the code
      Compliance paths

Building Envelope

   Building science principles
   Review the difference between the R and U factors
   Vapor barriers, air barriers and thermal boundaries
   Calculating insulation thickness/U factors
   Slab insulation
   Fenestration requirements
   Requirements for doors and entrances
   Taking your envelope beyond code—steps for success and
      staying on budget

COMcheck Introduction

   Review functionality on live screen

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems

   Requirements for controls
   Equipment types and applications
   Ventilation standards and options
   Understanding tables

Service Water Heating

   Consideration including pipe insulation, pool covers and heat traps

Power and Lighting

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

Case Studies: Planning, Modeling and Verifying Compliance

   All about the Performance Path—acceptable software
   Exploring energy models
   Integrated project delivery
   Building toward the next generation energy code
   Examining required submittals/procedures

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     7.0 HSW CE Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Certified Code Officials
     7.0 Credit Hours - Energy

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs - Energy

     Non-Credit Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public. It offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Pennsylvania.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Provider No. J885).

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has approved HalfMoon Education as a continuing education provider for certified code officials. This course offers 7.0 credit hours, specifically related to Energy.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Energy.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity for construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity with a continuing education requirement.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed within 15 business days.


Wendy Talarico, LEED AP

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

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

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