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Presenter: Wendy Talarico, LEED AP

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Friday, September 25, 2020

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Break:                                 12:00 - 12:30 pm EDT
Afternoon Session:             12:30 – 4:30 pm EDT

General Administration of the Code

   Code history and development
   Code adoption and enforcement in New York (2018 IECC)
   IECC and ASHRAE 90.1-2016 – when to use which code
   Scope and general requirements
   Referenced standards

IECC Residential Chapters 2-3

   Climate zones
   Materials, systems and equipment

Code Compliance Alternatives

   Performance-based compliance
   Energy rating index compliance alternative

Chapter 4: Residential Energy Efficiency

   Building thermal envelope
      • Insulation requirements
      • Fenestration requirements
   R-values and U-factor alternatives
   Prescriptive insulation:
      • Ceilings, access doors
      • Mass walls, basement walls, sunrooms
      • Slab-on-grade floors
   Prescriptive fenestration
   Air leakage and testing
   Fireplaces and fuel-burning appliances

Chapter 4: Heating and Cooling Systems

   Control systems
   Ductwork insulation and sealing
   Service hot water systems
   Mechanical ventilation systems
   Pools and spas

Chapter 4: Electrical Power and Lighting Systems

   Power systems
   Lighting systems

Chapter 5: Existing Buildings

   Building additions
   Making building alterations
   Building repairs and maintenance
   Change of occupancy

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.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) - macOS Catalina (10.15)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection:
 Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

For more information, visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Interior Designers
  • Contractors
  • Electricians

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA LU|HSW

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Continuing Ed. Hours

International Code Council
     .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 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)).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

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 Residential Provisions of the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (2020 ECCCNYS)

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the history, development, enforcement, and code compliance alternatives of the 2020 ECCNYS and provisions for the building thermal envelope, insulation, fenestration, control systems, ductwork, hot water systems, power, lighting, and building additions, alterations, repairs and change of occupancy.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the history and development of the 2020 ECCNYS (2018 IECC and ASHRAE 90.1 - 2016), its scope and general requirements, inspections, enforcement, and compliance alternatives..

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and compliy with Code provisions for the building thermal envelope, including insulation and fenestration requirements.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with Code requirements for prescriptive insulation and fenestration for ceilings, access doors, basement walls, sunrooms, slab-on-grade floors, air leakage and testing and fireplaces and fuel-burning appliances.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with Code requirements for heating and cooling systems, including those for controls, ductwork, hot water systems , and mechanical ventilation.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to reference Code requirements for electrical power and lighting systems.

Learning Objective 6:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with Code provisions for existing buildings, including those for building additions, alterations, repairs, and changes of occupancy.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with code interpretation and compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/24/2023

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.