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Presenter: Lawrence Lile, PE, LEED AP BD+C, QCxP

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Due to health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, this seminar has been cancelled. The same topic will be presented as a webinar series that will take place over two days, June 11 and June 12, 2020. The listing for the new date is not yet available as it is being put together. Please check back to register for the new dates.

2018 International Energy Conservation Code

   Brief history of the IECC 
   Identifying which local code applies
   ASHRAE 90.1 
   Does the IECC apply to my project?
   Major changes in the Commercial IECC
   How the IECC is organized 
   Performance-based compliance

Building Envelope

   Review the difference between the R and U factors
   Basic insulation requirements vs. real-world problems
   Weather-resistant barriers 
   Vapor retarders vs vapor barriers
   Slab and basement insulation strategies
   Advanced framing 

Weather Resistant Barriers

   Thermal boundaries

Openings and Alternative Methods

   Slab Insulation 
   Doors and entrances
   Advanced framing 
   Simplified compliance guide
   Roof requirements 
   Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
   Fenestration requirements

Code Analysis of a Hypothetical Building—A Creative Example

   Project parameters 
   Additional efficiency packages
   Envelope parameters 
   Mechanical parameters
   Interior lighting parameters 
   Exterior lighting parameters
   Other considerations 
   Did we pass? Why or why not?

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems

   Residential vs. commercial – and when you have a choice
   Simplified approach – when this will save you time
   Solar ready provisions 
   What are SEER, HSPF, and AFUE?
   Controls requirements 
   Ventilation standards

Service Water Heating

   Consideration including pipe insulation, pool covers and heat traps

Power and Lighting, Additional Efficiency, Commissioning

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

Additional Efficiency Packages, Commissioning, Existing Buildings

   Additional efficiency packages 
   Existing buildings

Case Studies: Planning, Modeling and Verifying Compliance

   The north light building 

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs (HSW)

     6.5 HSW PDHs/CE Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

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 PDHs to Kansas professional engineers and architects. It will qualify for continuing education credit in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Kansas.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information under this course listing. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects.

The International Code Council has approved this activity for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Energy (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This seminar provides a non-credit continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing board for mandated 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.


Lawrence Lile, PE, LEED AP BD+C, QCxP

Owner of Lile Engineering in Ashland, MO

Mr. Lile is the owner of Lile Engineering, which specializes in commercial energy solutions and LEED certification consulting. Mr. Lile has worked in the design industry for over 30 years, on healthcare, industrial, commercial and educational construction projects. He has been involved in electrical and mechanical design, as well as construction management and commissioning. He has volunteered for local city boards and commissions, including the City of Columbia Energy and Environment Commission, which he chaired from 2009 – 2015, helping the City review and adopt new building codes. Mr. Lile is a licensed Professional Engineer in Missouri.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $279.00

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

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Complying with the Commercial Provisions of the 2018 IECC

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This 6.5 hour live lecture presentation examines IECC commercial provisions for the building envelope, weather-resistant barriers, framing, insulation, doors, entrances, HVAC, service water, power and lighting, and efficiencies.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify major changes in the commercial IECC and be able to determine which projects it applies to.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to comply with IECC provisions for building envelopes, including insulation, weather-resistant barriers, fenestration, framing, and vestibules.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with IECC provisions for advanced framing, slab insulation, roofing, doors, entrances, and HVAC systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with IECC provisions for service water heating, power and lighting, and commissioning.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design, construction, and code compliance.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/04/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.