Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:30 – 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:30 – 4:30 pm

Introduction to ACCA Manual JAE Spreadsheet

   Reasons for understanding loss and gain

   Six major components considered

Doors, Windows and Skylights

   Doors: Which to consider?

      • Heat transfer multiplier


      • Cooling heat transfer multiplier


   Higher heat transfer multipliers


   Above grade walls

   Partition walls

   Below grade walls

Ceilings and Floors


      • Spray foam rafters versus floor joists


      • Joists versus slabs

      • Radiant impact


   Envelope leakage

   Culprit fireplace and attic hatchways

   Air changes per hour

   Energy audit basics

   Impact of sealing

Internal Gains, Ducts and Ventilation

   Internal gains

   Latent moisture

   Duct heat loss and gain

   Insulation and leakage class

   Duct blaster testing

   Aero sealing


   Blower heat gain

   Square footage in unconditioned space

Totals, Summary and Equipment Selection

   Sensible and latent totals

   Selecting water source or air source heat pump


     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Contact Hours/PDHs

Building Performance Institute
     3.25 CEUs

     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

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.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35) and New Jersey engineers (ApprovalNo. 24GP00000700).

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey and District of Columbia architects.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The Building Performance Institute has awarded 3.25 CEUs for the completion of this seminar.

This event offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors, but it has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.

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.


Peter Tavino, P.E.

New York and Connecticut Drone Video and Peter J. Tavino, Jr., Professional Engineering Corp.

Owner of New York and Connecticut Drone Video and Peter J. Tavino, Jr., Professional Engineering Corp.Mr. Tavino is a licensed professional civil engineer in New York, Connecticut and Florida with a master of science degree in Engineering from Columbia University. His career began in New York City as a structural and soils engineer, and then as a suburban land developer, subdividing acreage, building roads and selling lots. In 2008 he formed Litchfield Geothermal and was an active trainer and instructor in ground source heating and cooling. In 2016 Mr. Tavino passed the Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 remote pilot test and formed New York and Connecticut Drone Video. Mr. Tavino lectures and gives an introductory overview of drone applications for engineers.