Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 – 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 – 4:30 pm

Identifying Energy Efficiency Opportunities in Major Renovations

   Learn how to develop a plan for energy-efficient renovation

   Understand what information is needed to generate an energy efficiency plan

   Learn how to build the financial case for the renovation

   Case studies

Integration of “Energy Modeling” in the Design of High Performance Buildings

   Understand what energy modeling is and learn about its benefits

   Present energy modeling tools available in the market today

   Learn how to integrate energy modeling in the design process

   Case studies

High Efficiency Building Design Standards

   Learn about what standards exists today for efficient building design

   Recognize the difference between prescriptive and performance standards

   Learn the specifics of different building standards

   Learn how to apply these standards to everyday design

Commissioning Benefits and a Code Requirement

   Explain commissioning and its process

   Discuss the benefits of commissioning

   Explore codes requiring commissioning

   Understand code requirements for commissioning

The Operation of a High-Performance Building

   Understand how to maintain the efficiency of the building

   Learn about common challenges to maintaining building operation

   Introduce ongoing commissioning

   Discuss the process of measurement and verification


     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Ohio HVAC Contractors
& Electrical Contractors
     6.5 Technology Hours

International Code Council
     6.5 Contact Hours

Building Performance Institute
     3.25 CEUs

Continuing Education Credit Information

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

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved 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 Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board has approved this event for 6.5 Technology hours for HVAC contractors and electrical contractors.

The International Code Council has approved this event for 6.5 contact hours, and the Building Performance Institute has approved it for 3.25 CEUs.

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.


Mohamed El-Sayed

EA Energy Solutions, LLC

Mr. El-Sayed is a principal at EA Energy Solutions, LLC. In this capacity, he is responsible for fulfilling the client delivery obligations associated with the energy solutions services portfolio. These services support EA Energy’s clients and national account customers by ensuring optimal energy efficiency in new construction projects, renovations and existing buildings alike. Since 2009, Mr. El-Sayed has provided leadership in the field of Energy Efficiency for multiple organizations and have served clients in the retail, healthcare, education, warehousing and transportation, and civic market segments. In these roles, he managed projects that resulted in Ohio and Indiana’s first LEED Platinum commercial buildings and Ohio’s first LEED Platinum school. In addition to his operational experience, Mr. El-Sayed is active in the USGBC’s Central Ohio Chapter as well as several other professional affiliations. He earned a Master’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety from the University of Cincinnati and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Zagazig University.