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Friday, August 6, 2021
8:30 am – 3:30 pm CDT (incl. a 30-min break)


Making the Case for Deep Energy Retrofits                     J. Baker
Defining a deep energy retrofit
Quantifying operational and capitalized benefits
Estimating costs
Financial and other incentives
Addressing short-term and long-term goals

Timing a Deep Energy Retrofit                     S. Henderson
Opportunity for adaptive building reuse
End-of-life approaching for building components
Upgrades to meet codes or standards
Financing mechanisms

Planning Deep Energy Retrofits                     S. Henderson
Modeling lifecycle costs and operational costs
Identifying needs, prioritizing actions
Taking steps in the most efficient order

Retrofitting Lighting Systems                     M.B. Gotti
Reducing lighting loads
Efficient interior lighting
Efficient exterior lighting
Efficient lighting controls

Retrofitting Building Envelopes                     S. Henderson
Reduce heating/cooling loads
Insulating the envelope
Retrofitting doors and windows

Upgrading HVAC and Ventilation Systems                     P. Shah
Reduce heating/cooling loads
Identifying system/equipment options
Improving air/heat/cooling distribution
Recovery and reuse
Efficient controls


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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

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

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Energy)


Continuing Education Credit Information

Deep Energy Retrofits
This webinar offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing
education hours to architects licensed 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

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this
course for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the

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

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



Justin Baker, PE, CEM, ACG CxA, EBCP, LEED® AP is the managing director for Lilker
Energy Solutions, a company that focuses on helping new and existing buildings improve
their energy efficiency, reduce their carbon footprint, and create healthy and comfortable
indoor environments. Mr. Baker is a professional engineer in multiple states including
New York, is a Certified Energy Manager, a Certified Commissioning Authority, an Existing
Buildings Commissioning Professional, and a LEED AP. Mr. Baker has saved clients over
$100M in energy costs over the last 13 years in the industry. He has worked across all
market sectors and has conducted energy efficiency projects in every state within the US
which include the Pentagon, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Hudson Yards, as well as EPA labs,
military bases, and hotels nationwide. Mr. Baker has used energy modeling, energy audits,
retro-commissioning, and commissioning to help his clients reduce energy usage while still
delivering healthy, comfortable, and reliable spaces to live and work.

Mary Gotti

Independent Lighting Consultant

Ms. Gotti was the manager of the GE Lighting Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She was responsible for the overall operation and curriculum development for this training and education center, which hosted over 4,000 visitors a year. She worked in the lighting business of GE for almost 40 years. She held a number of positions in lamp technology and marketing, including lamp development engineer for incandescent and metal halide lamps, research physicist, senior product and application specialist, and manager of lighting education. She has BS and MS degrees in Physics and an MBA degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Gotti served on the Board of Directors of the IES for five years, and on the executive committee of the National Lighting Bureau. She is lighting certified (LC) by NCQLP (National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions). Ms. Gotti is currently an independent lighting consultant.

Shawna Henderson

Shawna Henderson has been working in the field of energy efficiency and housing since 1992, with a focus on cold-climate deep energy retrofits for single family and low-rise residential buildings since the early 2000s. Her field experience with the R-2000 and EnerGuide for Houses programs, coupled with research carried out for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Natural Resources Canada, provides the backbone of her design and consulting services through Bfreehomes Design Ltd. She is also the co-founder of Blue House Energy, interactive and comprehensive online education for trades, renovators, contractors, and energy efficiency professionals, where she is responsible for technical subject matter and business development. A sought after speaker, author, and blogger, she has published numerous books, research reports, and technical studies in the industry.

Punit Shah, PE CEM

Vice President, New York -Bright Power Inc.

Mr. Shah is the Vice President of Existing Buildings at Bright Power where he runs Energy Audit, Energy Management Services and Retrofit Consulting and Implementation teams, overseeing existing building energy audits, retro-commissioning, feasibility studies, and the design and installation of energy and water retrofits. Punit has over 13 years of experience in the industry and relies on his knowledge of building science and energy efficiency to investigate and solve complex energy and water issues in buildings. He received his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering Pune, India and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit. Punit lives in New Jersey with his wife, and two kids. 

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: Deep Energy Retrofits

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines energy-efficiency upgrades to existing buildings using a whole-building approach that includes building envelopes, lighting systems, upgrades to HVAC systems, and upgrades to ventilation systems.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain what qualifies as a deep energy retrofit (DER), identify costs associated costs and the benefits of DERs, and identify financial and other incentives to take on a DER project.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss how timing a DER project often presents itself when building components are nearing, or at, the end of their useful lifecycle. Needs can be analyzed, actions can be prioritized, and retrofit steps can be taken in the most efficient order to bring a deteriorating building back to life with maximum performance.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe how to retrofit building envelope insulation, windows and doors to reduce heating and cooling loads.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe how to retrofit building lighting systems, HVAC systems and ventilation systems to reduce energy loads and help achieve energy efficiency goals.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with building design, HVAC systems, and setting energy-efficiency goals

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 06/01/2024

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.