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Presenter: John F. Robbins CEM/CSDP

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Lexington, KY

Courtyard by Marriott Keenland/Airport
Lexington, KY 40513
Phone: 859-224-0460

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:30 - 9:00 am

Morning Session:                9:00 am - 12:20 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:20 - 1:20 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:20 - 5:00 pm


   Brief energy history of USA since the 1960s
   Development of energy efficiency programs, codes and standards including ASHRAE 90.1
   How ASHRAE 90.1 associates with the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
   Various versions of ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC adopted by various states throughout USA
   How to get current versions of ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC for Kentucky and surrounding states
   Future versions of ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC

Building Envelope

   Conditioned vs semiheated space
   Climate zone maps, especially zones 4 and 5 for Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia
   Thermal conduction requirements for opaque assemblies and solar specs for glazed components in the building envelope, based on climate zone and       which version of 90.1
   Airtightness and testing requirements based on which version of 90.1
   Envelope compliance and trade-off options

HVAC Controls and Equipment

   Commercial building energy usage breakdown: 40% is for HVAC in 2010
   Compliance paths
   Minimum equipment efficiencies based on which version of 90.1
   Controls, settings and sensors
   Outdoor air, economizers and energy recovery
   Duct insulation and airtightness
   Pipe insulation and service hot water equipment efficiencies

Lighting Controls, Efficacy and Power Allowances

   Commercial building energy usage breakdown: 20% is for lighting in 2010
   Compliance paths
   How to calculate interior installed lighting power
   Interior lighting power allowances based on which version of 90.1
   Switches, controls and sensors
   Exterior lighting power allowances based on which version of 90.1

Compliance Alternatives

   Mandatory provisions + prescriptive requirements
   Mandatory provisions + energy cost budget method
   Mandatory provisions + performance rating method (90.1-2016 only)

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Building Inspectors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW CEHs
     6.5 AIA Learning Units

International Code Council
     .65 CEUs (Energy)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states, except Florida architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Kentucky.

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect continuing education 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.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Energy.

This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It is not approved by any state licensing entity for contractor continuing education credit.

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 to participants within fifteen business days.


John F. Robbins CEM/CSDP

Energy Consultant in Morning View, KY
Mr. Robbins has been a residential and small commercial designer and energy consultant since the mid-1980s, having worked on projects in 13 states but mostly in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. His projects aim for much lower utility bills and energy usage with less negative environmental impacts. Mr. Robbins also designs and consults on super-insulated passive solar homes which sometime include solar water heating and solar electricity. He consults on stand-alone renewable energy projects like the battery-backed PV electric system which has powered his office since November 2001.

Mr. Robbins serves on the board of the Southwestern Ohio Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). He has earned two AEE certifications, a “CEM” for energy management and a “CSDP” for sustainable development. Mr. Robbins has received six awards from AEE since 1990 for energy and environmental achievements, including 1994 Southwestern Ohio Energy Engineer of the Year and 2004 Southwestern Ohio Environmental Engineer of the Year. In 2012 AEE honored Mr. Robbins as its Region III Renewable Energy Innovator of the Year. He was co-recipient of the 1998 Ohio Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in the Education Category.

A renewable energy advocate and user who led the Southwestern Ohio Alternate Energy Association (AEA) from 1995 to 2005, Mr. Robbins is also well known for encouraging, assisting and teaching energy users to become more aggressive and hands-on in managing and minimizing their heating, cooling and non-HVAC energy use. Whether designing, consulting or educating, he teaches that reducing conventional energy use is equal to new renewable energy supplies. Since 2005 his educational offerings for professionals as well as energy users have been hosted or sponsored by Great Oaks Institute in Southwestern Ohio, Appalachia - Science in the Public Interest in Kentucky, Columbus (OH) Green Building Forum, Impact Management Services in Cincinnati and HalfMoon Education in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Since 2016 Mr. Robbins has held the “Speaker Chair” for Southwestern Ohio AEE. As speaker for the chapter, he develops and provides energy presentations to local high schools and colleges when requested.

Mr. Robbins sells no products, receives no commissions for referrals and has had no commercial affiliation with manufacturers and retailers of products and services which he has used, recommended or specified.

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.