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Presenter: Wendy Talarico, LEED AP

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Friday, June 12, 2020, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT (including a 60min. break)

Development of New York State Commercial Energy Conservation Code (NYSECC)

   Introduction to the International Energy Conservation Code
   New York State version, the NYS Energy Conservation Construction Code
   IECC and the 2016 ASHRAE 90.1 – when to use which code
   Reviewing the format and organization of the code
   NYS amendments Chapter 1: Enforcing the code
   Code compliance methods Definitions matter

Building Envelope

   What’s new in 2020 R and U Factors
   Insulation, air barriers and thermal boundaries
   Below-grade insulation Fenestration requirements
   Case studies

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems

   Requirements for controls Equipment types and applications
   Ventilation standards and options
   Refrigeration Case studies

Service Water Heating Efficiencies

   Pipe insulation, pool covers and heat traps

Power and Lighting

   Lighting controls Whole building or space-by-space method
   Exterior lighting Case

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers:
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

     .7 CEUs (Energy)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This live, interactive webinar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 continuing education hours to professional engineers in New York and New Jersey. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org to view complete AIA information under this course listing. Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an International Code Council Preferred Provider (No. 1232), and this course is approved for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Energy.

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.

Attendance will be monitored, a quiz will follow the instruction, and completion certificates will be available after the webinar for individuals who completed the entire event and passed the quiz (multiple attempts allowed).


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 8-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: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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 New York State Energy Conservation Code

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour live presentation examines the International Energy Conservation Code and New York's amendments to formulate the New York Energy Conservation Construction Code. It covers commercial provisions for building envelopes, HVAC systems, service water heating, and power and lighting.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with commercial provisions in the New York State Commercial Energy Conservation Code (NYSECC) to increase the benefits of insulation, air barriers and thermal boundaries in buildings to reduce energy consumption.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with commercial provisions in the NYSECC to increase efficiencies in heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, including complying with control requirements, equipment types and applications, ventilation standards, and refrigeration.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with commercial provisions in the NYSECC to utilize code-compliant pipe insulation, pool covers and heat traps for service water heating efficiency.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with commercial provisions in the NYSECC for increased efficiency in power and lighting systems, including controls and exterior lighting.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with commercial building systems and building code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/10/2023

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.