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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Friday, October 15, 2021
8:30 am – 5:00 pm CDT (incl. a 60-min break)


Presented by
Blair Richardson, P.E., CEM, LEED

HVAC Codes and Standards
State and local residential and commercial codes
ASHRAE standards and guidelines
Enhanced performance codes
LEED and other “green” rating systems

Sustainability Metrics
Source to site
Energy efficiency
Operational efficiency

Indoor Environmental Quality
Establishing and maintaining thermal barriers
Passive ventilation vs mechanical ventilation
Air filtration and air purification
Improving interior air quality

Protection from COVID-19, Other Infections Aerosols, Allergens and Pollutants
Airflow basics Strategies for capturing airborne particulate
Strategies for hardening buildings against the next pandemic

HVAC Systems, Design Considerations, and Options
HVAC load calculations (Trace 3D example)
Building/site, spaces, and zoning
Evaluating equipment and selection criteria
Sizing variable capacity systems

Economics of Engineering, Energy Efficiency, and Indoor Environmental Quality
First cost vs life cycle cost
Typical incentive options
Financing mechanisms
Less tangible economic impacts

HVAC Building System Controls (High Level)
Control system fundamentals
Basic control strategies
Control strategies for high performance


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.

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Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

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

International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offer 7.0 PDHs to professional
engineers and 7.0 continuing education hours to architects. Advanced Healthy
HVAC: Balancing First Cost, Occupant Comfort, and Safety offers HSW credit to
architects in all states.

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). Course approved by the AIA/CES
qualify for Florida and New Jersey architects. Other states do not preapprove
continuing education providers or courses. Only AIA HSW-approved courses
qualify for New York engineering credit.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved
Advanced Healthy HVAC: Balancing First Cost, Occupant Comfort, and Safety
for 7.0 LU|HSW. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the
specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

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


Blair Richardson P.E. CEM LEED

BL Companies

Mr. Richardson has over 12 years of experience in building design and construction. His focus has been bringing energy efficiency, sustainability, and resiliency together in every project. Reducing energy use through strategic and targeted energy conservation measures Mr. Richardson has been able to show clients how sustainability can improve their bottom line; utilizing tax credits, rebates, and incentives to reduce the cost of capital projects. He has a strong background in design-build and the integrated design process. Throughout his career he has worked with architects, engineers, contractors, commissioning agents, and owners to facilitate successful projects. Mr. Richardson earned his BS degree from the University of Maine in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in five states, a Certified Energy Manager, and LEED accredited professional (in addition to other certifications). He serves on the board of directors for the Connecticut Chapter of ASHRAE, as well as heading several committees; is an active member of the National Society of Professional Engineers; is a past director for a regional non-profit; is a corresponding executive committee member for the Housatonic Boy Scout Council; and is an avid outdoorsman.

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: Advanced Healthy HVAC: Balancing First Cost, Occupant Comfort, and Safety

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course explores the nature and development of state and local HVAC codes, ASHRAE standards and guidelines, and LEED and other green rating systems, and sustainability metrices, indoor environmental quality, protection from COVID-19, other infection aerosols, allergens and pollutants, HVAC energy efficiency, and HVAC building system controls.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain how to establish and maintain thermal barriers in structures, and they will be able to compare passive ventilation to mechanical ventilation, and they will be able to compare air filtration and air purification.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe airflow basics and how to capture airborne particulates, and they will be able to discuss strategies for preparing building to better protect occupants from future pandemics that are spread through airborne means.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss the metrics used to ascertain a building’s HVAC sustainability measurement and claims.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the role of HVAC building system controls maintain comfort and health along with sustainability.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with HVAC systems design and function

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/27/2024

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.