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A Two-Day Live, Interactive Webinar

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
10:30 am – 2:45 pm CST

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
1:00 – 3:30 pm CST

Presented by: Heather Holdridge

Agenda Day One
The Building as a Single System

  • Building envelope 
  • Occupants
  • Electrical and mechanical systems
  • Site, landscape and neighborhood
  • Environment, climate and regulation

Maintaining Occupant Health and Comfort

  • Maintaining occupant safety
  • Measuring occupant comfort
  • Building effects on occupant health and wellness
  • Aspirational goals

Harmonizing Building Systems

  • Heat flow
  • Air flow
  • Moisture flow
  • Solar radiation
  • Daily approach
  • Seasonal approach
  • Long term maintenance and operation

Agenda Day Two

Measuring and Monitoring Building Performance

  • Energy performance
  • Lighting performance
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Water conservation performance
  • Embodied and operational carbon performance

Improving Building Performance

  • Energy modeling
  • Energy codes
  • Tax and utility Incentives
  • Energy efficiency certifications


Webinar Instructions

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.

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.

GoToWebinar App requirements:
Windows 7 – 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) – macOS Catalina (10.15)

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Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

Internet connection: Minimum of 1Mbps       Hardware: 2GB RAM or more

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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

6.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that allow this learning method. 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 6.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Heather Holdridge, EIT

Associate AIA LEED Fellow, Associate Partner, Sustainability Director

Ms. Holdridge, LEED Fellow, EIT, Associate AIA is the Sustainability Director at Lake|Flato Architects. Leveraging her background in mechanical engineering, she directs all Lake|Flato teams in establishing sustainability goals. Ms. Holdridge devises strategies and systems to realize those goals under programs such as LEED, the 2030 Challenge, and the Living Building Challenge. She works closely with teams to evaluate passive systems and performs energy modeling throughout the design process. Ms. Holdridge received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio.


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: Building Systems Science and Performance

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course examines the science and performance of building systems and provides strategies to optimize efficiency and occupant health. Specifically, the course will focus on harmonizing building systems, measuring and monitoring building performance, and increasing efficiency, performance and occupant comfort.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explore the effects buildings may have on occupant health and wellness, adopt strategies to measure and maintain occupant safety and comfort, and discuss aspirational goals regarding health and comfort.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe the harmonizing of building systems, such as heat flow, air flow, and moisture flow, and understand how it may vary daily and seasonally.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to measure energy, lighting and water conservation performance and monitor renewable energy systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to utilize energy modeling, energy codes, tax and utility incentives, and efficiency certification standards to improve building performance.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 10/04/2026

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.


Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $329.00