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
Building science principles
Review the difference between the R and U factors
Vapor barriers, air barriers and thermal boundaries
Calculating insulation thickness/U factors
Requirements for doors and entrances
Taking your envelope beyond code—steps for success and
staying on budget
Review functionality on live screen
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems
Requirements for controls
Equipment types and applications
Ventilation standards and options
Service Water Heating
Consideration including pipe insulation, pool covers and heat traps
Power and Lighting
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
Who Should Attend
7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units
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.