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Day One: Monday, July 25, 2022
11:00 am – 3:30 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)
Day Two: Friday, July 29, 2022

11:00 am – 1:30 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)


Agenda Day One
Presented by
Heather Holdridge

Residential Energy Efficiency Requirements
Reviewing ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1 and the residential provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
Zero Code and stretch codes
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
Client request
Proposed site
Sizing, orientation and preliminary plans

Workshop: Designing Heating and Cooling Systems
Control systems
Ductwork insulation and sealing
Service hot water systems
Mechanical ventilation systems

Workshop: Electrical, Power, Lighting and Renewable Energy Systems
Power systems
Lighting systems
Adding solar thermal or solar photovoltaic energy systems


Agenda Day Two
Presented by Cody Farmer

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

Workshop: Choosing Windows and Doors
R-values and U-factor alternatives
Prescriptive fenestration
Energy modeling and testing


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
.65 CEUs (Energy)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar 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|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).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


Cody Farmer

MainStream Corporation
Before there was green building for Cody Farmer, there was vision of the American dream and the freedom to work with and build with family and friends. Co-founding MainStream Corporation in September 2007, the door opened to that dream. Building some of the nation’s tightest and best known Passive Houses, MainStream has since become a local go-to Passive House and performance building boutique with laser-like focus on the deployment of integrated design results, advanced building envelopes, air tight detailing, ventilation and indoor air quality, energy modeling and contractor training. With roots in real estate investing, he has successfully brought Passive House principles to tiny homes, “McMansions,” Mighty Arrow Passive House, Gilcrest Library, Pelican Lake Ranch maintenance building, City of Lafayette building, City of Fort Collins, Passivista, Traveler’s Rest and many custom “McPassive Houses,” “Almosta” Passive Houses, and the pinnacle passive solar houses. A business marketing graduate of the University of Northern Colorado’s Monfort College of Business 2001, he spent several years prior serving as the director of marketing for a high-tech R&D firm helping bring new government-funded projects into the marketplace. In 2007 he served as a member of Colorado’s Air Force National Guard unit at Greeley’s 137th Space Warning Squadron working with remote living conditions. He then obtained an M.S. degree in Construction Management and Sustainable Building at Colorado State University 2011.

 Heather Holdridge EIT Associate AIA LEED Fellow

Associate Partner, Sustainability Director
Heather Gayle Holdridge, LEED Fellow, EIT, Associate AIA is the Sustainability Director at Lake|Flato Architects. Leveraging her background in mechanical engineering, Heather directs all Lake|Flato teams in establishing sustainability goals. She devises strategies and systems to realize those goals under programs such as LEED, the 2030 Challenge, and the Living Building Challenge. Heather works closely with teams to evaluate passive systems and performs energy modeling throughout the design process. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

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 will assist design professionals in designing and constructing a net-zero energy home. The course begins by establishing foundational knowledge relating to residential energy requirements: ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1, residential provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), Zero Code and stretch codes. Then the course discusses how to work with the client, analyzing the proposed site, and establishing preliminary plans before diving deep into the workshop portion of the course. Various workshops include designing heating and cooling systems, electrical, power, lighting and renewable energy systems, designing an energy-efficient envelope, and choosing proper windows and doors.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference various residential energy efficiency requirements, including those found in ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1, residential provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), Zero Code, and stretch codes, as well as utilize helpful resources and software for energy modeling and design assistance.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to design heating and cooling systems, including ductwork insulation and sealing, hot water systems, and mechanical ventilation systems.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to design electrical, power, lighting, and renewable energy systems, and utilize solar photovoltaic energy systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to design an energy-efficient envelope by understanding R-values and U-factor, thermal and vapor barriers, and foundation, roof and exterior wall design.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to select the appropriate doors and windows based on R-values and U-factor and energy modeling and testing.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with residential design and construction

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/26/2025

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.