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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 – 5:00 pm CDT


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General Administration of the Code
Code history and development
Development of Chapter 11 of the International Residential Code 2015
Adoption in Texas
Scope and general requirements
Referenced standards

Energy Efficiency Basics
Climate zones
Materials, systems and equipment

Code Compliance Alternatives
Performance-based compliance
Energy rating index compliance alternative

Residential Energy Efficiency
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

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

Going Beyond the Current Code Requirements in Texas
Municipal code adoption
Residential provisions of the International Energy Efficiency Code 2021 (IECC)



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.

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

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Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Energy


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is intended to offer 7.0 PDHs to professional
engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects in Texas.
Professionals licensed in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this
webinar, in most cases. 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 7.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 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



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.

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 Texas Energy Code for Single-Family Construction

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour course informs design professionals on the history, development, and general administration of the Texas Energy Code, discusses the basics of energy efficiency, explores code compliance alternatives, analyzes residential energy efficiency strategies, evaluates heating, cooling, electrical and lighting systems, and goes beyond the current code requirements in Texas.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and discuss the history, development and general administration of the Texas Energy Code, as well as the scope, requirements, amendments, and standards. Development of Chapter 11 of the International Residential Code 2015 is also discussed.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to understand the basics of residential energy efficiency, including relevant definitions, climate zones, materials, systems and equipment, and recognize code compliance alternatives.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to increase residential energy efficiency through an improved thermal envelope; insulation and fenestration requirements, R-values and U-factor alternatives, and energy modeling are of particular focus.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to evaluate HVAC systems, hot water systems, control systems, ductwork insulation and sealing, mechanical ventilation systems, power systems, and lighting systems.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience in residential design and code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/13/2023

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

USB MP4/PDF Price: $329.00


Before undertaking any on-demand effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity. It’s your responsibility to determine whether or not this on-demand course meets your continuing education requirements.

You must take and pass a quiz in order to receive credit. You can take the quiz as many times as needed and there is no time limit on the quiz. Once the quiz is completed, you will be asked to download your certificate.

Videos that qualify for AIA, LACES, ASLA, or CLARB credit will require an extra week for processing.

Streamable MP4/PDF

Available approximately 1 week after the date of the live event or the date of your order, whichever is later.

To track your purchase you will need to create an account on the website using the email address used for your registration.

The video will have occasional question prompts that will not allow the video to progress unless they are answered. You will not be able to skip forward while watching the video.

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Click the link which appears at the end of the video to be taken to the course quiz.


HalfMoon will mail these materials via USPS. Please allow 2 weeks from the date of purchase to receive your product. If the live seminar is in the future, please allow 5 weeks from the date of the live seminar.

The link to the quiz will be available in a PDF in your USB drive marked QUIZ.

HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.

Please contact HalfMoon Education if you have any questions during the process of taking this course. (715) 835-5900 or