Choose the way you want to learn!

This program will be presented simultaneously live, in-person and live online!
There is also the Self Study options. (see below)

* If you choose to attend the live in-person seminar, please note that the seminar manual will be provided as PDF document, which will be emailed to you shortly before the seminar. If you wish to pay $20 to obtain a paper copy of the manual, please call HalfMoon customer service at 715-835-5900.


 Friday, October 22, 2021
Registration 8:00 am – 8:30 am
8:30 am – 5:00 pm EDT (incl. a 60-min 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
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 studies

Stretch Code In New York State
Definitions, climate zones
Materials, systems and equipment


Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:    (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar or Seminar)
7.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council:
Pending (Energy)


The 2020 New York State Commercial Energy Code, including the Stretch Code
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 continuing education hours to
professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in
New York.

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units
(Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is approved by the International Code Council as a continuing
education sponsor (Preferred Provider No. 1232). Course approval is applied for and
pending in the area of Energy. Visit for updates on this

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

The New York State Education Department considers courses as approved for New York
State mandatory continuing education for professional engineers if the sponsor’s courses
are approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System and
are in approved subject areas (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2)).

Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able
to apply the hours earned at these seminars, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules
to determine eligibility.

Both events offer a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction
contractors. Neither event has been approved by any state with a continuing education
requirement for contractors.

In-person 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.

Course completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete the webinar
in its entirety, respond to all the prompts during the instruction, and earn a score of 80%
on the quiz that follows the instruction (multiple attempts allowed).


Wendy Talarico

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.

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 ( 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: The 2020 New York State Commercial Energy Code, including the Stretch Code

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: The course examines the International Energy Conservation Code as adopted in New York state. Topics include the development and adoption of the 2020 New York State Commercial Energy Conservation Code, and specific code requirements for the building envelope, HVAC and mechanical systems, and lighting. Time is also devoted to a review of the Stretch Code in New York state.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with general requirements and the compliance options of the code’s commercial provisions, including those for existing buildings, in the 2020 NYSECC.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with 2020 NYSECC requirements for weather-resistive building envelope barriers, vapor barriers, air barriers and thermal boundaries, insulation thickness, fenestration, doors and entrances, and basement/slab insulation.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and comply with 2020 NYSECC provisions for HVAC systems, service water heating, and power and lighting.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference, discuss and comply with the more stringent requirements of the NY Stretch Energy Code (2020).

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction, and code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/18/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to 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.