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Wednesday, November 30, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST (including a 60-min. break)


Presented by
Daniel A. Huard

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 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

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


 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:
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 is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for 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).


Daniel A. Huard

Co-Founder and Principal of Humann Building Solutions, LLC in Las Vegas, NV

Mr. Huard received a mechanical engineering degree from Niagara College and bachelor and master of architecture and master of Urban Planning degrees from SUNY at Buffalo. He holds multiple professional accreditations including LEED AP O+M as well as LEED AP BD+C from Green Business Certification Inc. He was elevated to LEED Fellow in 2017 and additionally is a WELL Faculty member. Mr. Huard’s professional expertise has contributed to numerous domestic and international high-performance building, sustainable and restorative development projects as well as international events including Greenbuild, WaterBuild, Global Health & Wellness Summit, Living Future unConference, WaterSmart Innovations, Advanced Energy Conference, Energy Management Congress, CAPAC and G2E to name a few. Humann Building Solutions focuses on all aspects of green building and development globally including professional program and project management, construction management, green building consulting, ASHRAE-ANSI Accredited Commissioning Provision, and WELL Health-Safety Rating in addition to building certifications, operational optimization, project validation, investment grade auditing, and net zero and net positive systems designs and implementations.

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.

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.