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Monday, November 28, 2022 
8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST (including a 30-min. break)


Presented by
Wendy Talarico, LEED AP

Development of the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
Identifying projects to which the Code applies
Code application and enforcement
Overview of changes to the 2021 IECC
• HVAC, air infiltration
• Service hot water, energy-recovery
• Compliance paths

Code Compliance Pathways
Energy Rating Index (ERI)

Building Thermal Envelope
Weather-resistive barriers
Vapor barriers, air barriers and thermal boundaries
Calculating insulation thickness/U factors
Slab insulation
Advanced framing methods
Fenestration requirements, requirements for doors and entrances
Insulation requirements
Foundation/basement insulation

Building Systems
Heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems
Service water heating
Power and lighting

Existing Buildings
Additions, alterations and repairs
Historic buildings

Complying with the New York Stretch Energy Code 2020
Application of the Stretch Code
Amendments to 2018 IECC commercial provisions
Amendments to ASHRAE 90.1-2016
Looking forward: future developments in energy efficiency


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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 can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
7.5 PDHs

7.5 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.5 PDHs for professional engineers and 7.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in New York. Professionals seeking continuing education credits in other states may be able to claim the hours earned at this webinar. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York 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)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA CES.

The International Code Council has approved HalfMoon Education as a Preferred Provider of continuing education (No. 1232). Course approval is pending in the specialty area of Energy.

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Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Wendy Talarico LEED AP

Ms. Talarico is an ICC-certified energy/green code plan reviewer and 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. Her areas of expertise include building energy, sustainability issues, and codes, including the IECC, ASHRAE 90.1, IEBC, and the IgCC.

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: Complying with Commercial Provisions of the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code/Stretch Code of New York State

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 7.5-hour course focuses on the provisions of and changes to the 2020 Energy Conservation Construction Code and Stretch Code of New York. The course will discuss code development, compliance pathways, thermal envelope design, building systems, existing and historic building additions and alterations, and New York Stretch Energy Code compliance strategies.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the development of the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and review the changes to the 2021 IECC, including to HVAC, service hot water and compliance pathways.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify the components needed to build a thermal envelope, including weather-resistive barriers, vapor barriers, air barriers and thermal barriers, and calculate insulation thickness and U factors.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to design building systems, additions and alterations that comply with the applicable energy codes, including with HVAC, service hot water, power and lighting.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with the New York Stretch Energy Code 2020 by understanding when the Stretch Code is applicable, identifying amendments to 2018 IECC commercial provision and ASHRAE 90.1-2016, and looking forward to future developments in energy efficiency.

LUs: 7.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with building design, building code interpretation, and code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 10/03/2025

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.

Webinar Price: $319.00