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8:00 – 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:00 pm CDT
12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
1:00 – 4:30 pm CDT


Presented by
James Gee, RAS, LEED-AP, CPC
Jason Vandever

General Administration of the Code                                                                                         J. Vandever
Code history and development
Development of the International Energy Conservation Code 2021
Scope and general requirements
Referenced standards

IECC Residential Chapters 2-3                                                                                                                J. Gee
Climate zones
Materials, systems and equipment

Code Compliance Alternatives                                                                                                                J. Gee
Performance-based compliance
Energy rating index compliance alternative

Chapter 4: Residential Energy Efficiency                                                                                           J. Gee
Building thermal envelope
• Insulation requirements
• Fenestration requirements
R-values and U-factor alternatives
Prescriptive insulation:
• Ceilings, access doors
• Mass walls, basement walls, sunrooms
• Slab-on-grade floors
Prescriptive fenestration:
• Air leakage and testing
Fireplaces and fuel-burning appliances
Energy modeling

Chapter 4: Heating and Cooling Systems                                                                                           J. Gee 
Control systems
Ductwork insulation and sealing
Service hot water systems
Mechanical ventilation systems
Pools and spas

Chapter 4: Electrical Power and Lighting Systems                                                                         J. Gee
Power systems
Lighting systems

Chapter 5: Existing Buildings                                                                                                                  J. Gee


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 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
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council


Continuing Education Credit Information
This course is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to 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|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).



Absolute Energy Raters
For over 13 years Mr. Gee has led Absolute Energy Raters. He continues to deliver impeccable consulting services. He believes that Absolute Energy Raters can add value to the construction process by consulting architects, project managers and sub-contractors on code requirements for energy efficiency in commercial, residential and multi-family construction. He is also a Specialist with the Architectural Barriers Texas Accessibly Standards (TAS) administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Mr. Gee serves has an ambassador for South-Central Partnership for Energy

Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) where he promotes the energy code.
Mr. Gee is an avid Vikings fan. He resides in Houston, with his wife and two sons.

Jason Vandever

Building Code Program Manager at SPEER
Mr. Vandever is the Building Code Program Manager for SPEER. He has over 20 years combined experience in building construction and inspection. Prior to joining SPEER, Mr. Vandever was the Chief Building Official for the City of Granbury for four years. He maintains nine (9) ICC certifications, is a Certified Building Official and a Texas Municipal League Leadership Fellow. He currently serves and has spent 5 years on the NCTCOG Energy and Green Advisory Board. Mr. Vandever has an MBA from Texas Tech University. When he’s not educating about building science and the energy code he enjoys time on the lake wakeboarding with his wife and 2 children.

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 the Residential Provisions of the IECC 2021

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the residential provisions of the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), including Code development, scope and requirements, climate zones, code compliance alternatives, residential energy efficiency, HVAC systems, electrical power and lighting systems, and requirements for building additions, building alterations, repairs and change of occupancy.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the development of the 2021 International Energy Efficiency Code, including the scope, general requirements, amendments and referenced standards.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to comply with IECC residential provisions for HVAC systems, including those for control systems, duct work insulation, service hot water, and mechanical ventilation.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with IECC residential provisions for electrical power systems and lighting systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with IECC residential provisions for building additions, alterations, building repairs and maintenance, and changes of occupancy.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience in interpreting building codes and understanding compliance standards

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/12/2025

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.