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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 - 4:30 pm

2009 Residential Energy Conservation Code

   Current residential energy conservation code and anticipated changes
   Identifying projects to which it applies
   Reviewing the format and organization of the code
   Examining required submittals/procedures
   Exploring energy models

REScheck Introduction

   Review functionality on live screen
   Overview of menus, toolbars and fields
   Review the most frequent REScheck submittal mistakes
   Alternatives to REScheck

Building Envelope

   Review the difference between the R and U factors
   Weather-resistive barriers
   Vapor barriers, air barriers and thermal boundaries
   Examples of calculating insulation thickness/U factors
   Slab insulation
   Advanced framing methods
   Fenestration requirements—National Fenestration Rating Council labels
   Requirements for doors and entrances
   Insulation requirements
   Basement insulation strategies
   Exterior foam

Thermal Bypass Inspection

   Performance testing—blower doors and shell tightness

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems

   Manuals J&D
   The simplified approach
   Requirements for controls
   Equipment types and applications
   Ventilation standards and options

Ductwork Sealing Requirements and Verification Testing

Case Studies: Planning, Modeling and Verifying Compliance

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Home Inspectors

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Home Inspectors
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours

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 HSW contact hours to architects, 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers, and 6.5 continuing education hours to home inspectors in New Hampshire. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in New Hampshire.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects 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, 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 course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing board.

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.


Arthur Pakatar, LEED Green Associate, CEA

Stonehenge Associates

Mr. Pakatar is the principal of Stonehenge Associates, a firm dedicated to the built environment. He is an industry veteran with several years of experience teaching home performance and construction-related topics. Mr. Pakatar holds certifications from the International Code Council, the Association of Energy Engineers, the Building Performance Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council and Resnet. He is a certified code enforcement officer in New York State and holds the energy code inspector and plans examiner designations with ICC.

Over the past 10 years, Mr. Pakatar has prepared and delivered training to code enforcement officers, design professionals and other construction industry stakeholders throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. He has taught throughout the United States. Having participated in creating protocols for several pertinent topics, he is considered a subject matter expert.

His company, Stonehenge Associates, is a member of International Code Council, ASHRAE, the Assciation of Energy Engineers (AEE), Northeast HERS Raters, Capital Region Builders and Remodelers Association, New York State Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

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