Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 
9:00 am – 4:30 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)


Codes and Standards for Residential Energy Efficiency

  • ASHRAE 90.1 Standard
  • Development of the International Energy Efficiency Code 2021
  • Standards in Energy Star, Passive House, ZERH

Code Compliance Alternatives

  • Performance-based compliance
  • Energy rating index compliance alternatives
  • Residential energy modeling
    • Purpose of energy modeling
    • Energy modeling process 
    • Review of energy-modeling software

Building Thermal Envelope

  • Insulation requirements
  • Fenestration requirements
  • R-values and U-factor alternatives
  • Prescriptive insulation
  • Prescriptive fenestration
  • Fireplaces and fuel-burning appliances

Heating and Cooling Systems

  • Control systems
  • Ductwork insulation and sealing
  • Service hot water systems
  • Mechanical ventilation systems
  • Pools and spas

Electrical Power and Lighting Systems

  • Power systems
  • Lighting systems

Energy Retrofits for Existing Homes

  • Building additions
  • Making building alterations
  • Building repairs and maintenance
  • Change of occupancy


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.

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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

6.5 LU|HSW

International Code Council
.65 CEUs (Energy)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed 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)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses. 

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Energy (Preferred Provider No. 1232). 

Visit this course listing at for updates on pending credits. 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). 

On-Demand Credits 

The above pre-approval(s) only apply 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:  6.5 HSW LUs (AIA) 


Daniel A. Huard

Co-Founder and Principal of Humann Building Solutions, LLC in Las Vegas, NV

Mr. Huard received a mechanical engineering degree from Niagara College and bachelor and master of architecture and master of Urban Planning degrees from SUNY at Buffalo. He holds multiple professional accreditations including LEED AP O+M as well as LEED AP BD+C from Green Business Certification Inc. He was elevated to LEED Fellow in 2017 and additionally is a WELL Faculty member. Mr. Huard’s professional expertise has contributed to numerous domestic and international high-performance building, sustainable and restorative development projects as well as international events including Greenbuild, WaterBuild, Global Health & Wellness Summit, Living Future unConference, WaterSmart Innovations, Advanced Energy Conference, Energy Management Congress, CAPAC and G2E to name a few. Humann Building Solutions focuses on all aspects of green building and development globally including professional program and project management, construction management, green building consulting, ASHRAE-ANSI Accredited Commissioning Provision, and WELL Health-Safety Rating in addition to building certifications, operational optimization, project validation, investment grade auditing, and net zero and net positive systems designs and implementations.

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: Code-Compliant Design for Residential Energy Efficiency

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course provides learners with an understanding of the codes, standards, and certifications for residential energy efficiency (ASHRAE 90.1, IECC, Passive House, etc.) before diving into the specific design strategies and practices that satisfy the requirements of the codes and standards. The course provides specific focus on building thermal envelopes and incorporating energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, electrical power and lighting systems. The course concludes with a discussion on energy retrofits, repairs, alterations, and additions.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1: Learners will be able to reference the ASHRAE standard 90.1, explain the development of the International Energy Efficiency Code, and recognize the standards of Energy Star, Passive House, ZERH and other certifications.

Learning Objective 2: Learners will be able to identify and satisfy requirements related to insulation and fenestration, utilize prescriptive insulation, and incorporate fireplaces and fuel-burning appliances.

Learning Objective 3: Learners will be able to identify and comply with code requirements related to service hot water systems, pools, spas, control systems, mechanical ventilation systems, ductwork insulation and sealing.

Learning Objective 4: Learners will be able to determine code requirements for energy retrofits in existing homes, building additions, alterations, repairs, maintenance and changes of occupancy.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                             LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with residential design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/24/2026

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.