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Tuesday, April 26, 2022 | 8:30 am – 1:00 pm CDT (incl. a 30-min break)
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | 8:30 am – 1:30 pm CDT (incl. a 30-min break)


Presenter by:
Jason LaFleur, Sr.

Agenda Day One
Residential Energy Efficiency Requirements
Reviewing residential provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
To seek (or not to seek) sustainable certifications
Helpful resources
Software for energy modeling and energy-efficient design

Introduction to Project: Net Zero Energy Home
Integrated approaches
Customer considerations
Sizing, orientation and preliminary plans
Energy modeling and HVAC design

Workshop: Designing an Energy-Efficient Envelope
R-values and U-factor alternatives
Foundation, roof and exterior walls
Thermal and vapor barriers


Agenda Day Two
Workshop: Choosing Windows and Doors
R-values and U-factor alternatives
Prescriptive fenestration
Envelope testing for net zero success

Workshop: Designing Heating and Cooling Systems
HVAC systems for Zero Energy homes
Ductwork and distribution
Service hot water systems
Thermal systems
Mechanical ventilation systems
Self-powered HVAC

Workshop: Electrical Systems and Distributed Energy Resources
Electrical and lighting systems
Electric vehicle infrastructure
Solar photovoltaic energy systems
On-site power generation and energy storage

Project Wrap-Up


 Webinar Instructions

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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:
8.5 PDHs

8.5 HSW CE Hours

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

International Code Council:
.85 CEUs (Energy)


Continuing Education Credit Information
Designing and Constructing a Net-Zero Energy Home
This webinar offers 8.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 8.5 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 courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 8.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .85 CEUs in the specialty area of Energy (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

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


Jason LaFleur Sr.

Program Manager, GTI Energy
Mr. LaFleur joined GTI in 2017 as a program manager for the Emerging Technologies team, and manages emerging technology programs, working with clients such as the Department of Energy’s Building America program and the Department of Defense to improve energy efficiency and create resilient energy systems and infrastructure. Prior to joining GTI, he founded Eco Achievers, a nationally-active zero energy consulting firm. He has extensive experience working with emerging technologies in the building sector, helping project teams through design, construction and delivery of several zero energy buildings and dozens of high-performance single- and multi-family buildings. He has certified hundreds of homes to LEED, ENERGY STAR, and Passive House standards. Mr. LaFleur is a voting member of ASHRAE 227 Passive Building Standard.

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: Designing and Constructing a Net-Zero Energy Home

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines residential energy efficiency requirements, net-zero energy home concepts, designing a net-zero building envelope, selecting windows and doors that meet net-zero standards, HVAC systems, electrical systems and distributed energy resources.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and be able to discuss residential provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain net-zero recommendations for home sizing, orientation.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify net-zero standards for building envelope insulation, foundations, roofs, exterior walls, windows and doors.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to confirm to net-zero recommendations for HVAC systems and components, electrical and lighting systems, electric vehicle charging, solar photovoltaic energy systems, and on-site power generation and energy storage.

LUs: 8.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with residential design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 07/26/2024

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.