Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Log into Webinar
8:00 – 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:15 pm CDT
12:15 – 1:15 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
1:15 – 5:00 pm CDT

Presented by
Blair Richardson, P.E.

Reviewing Heating and Cooling Principles
Purposes of HVAC systems
Examining sensible and latent heat
Principles of heat transfer
Reviewing heat transfer equations for liquids and gases

Ventilation and Air Infiltration Basics
Establishing and maintaining thermal barriers
Controlling moisture
Natural ventilation and air infiltration
Improving interior air quality

Conventional and Green Building Codes
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers
(ASHRAE) standards and guidelines
State and local residential and commercial codes
LEED and other “green” rating systems

Protection from COVID-19, Other Infections Aerosols,
Allergens and Pollutants
ASHRAE guidance
Air circulation and filtration as methods of controlling spread of contaminants

HVAC System Design Considerations
Building occupancy
Location and construction
Making HVAC load calculations
Unconditioned and conditioned spaces
Single and multiple zone systems
Sizing systems and using variable capacity systems

Evaluating HVAC Systems and Equipment
Heat pumps: air source and ground source
Chilled water
Variable refrigerant flow systems
Forced air systems
Radiant heat systems
Constant volume and variable air volume systems
Distribution systems: piping and ductwork

HVAC System Controls
Control system goals: maintain thermal comfort,
reduce energy use, monitor performance
Control system options

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 will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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)

Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled

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

For more information, visit the Support section at


Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA   (AIA credits only available for attending live webinar)
7.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 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), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. 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|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (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).


Blair Richardson

BL Companies
With close to ten years’ experience in the construction industry and a strong background in mechanical engineering, Mr. Richardson has gained a wealth of knowledge in energy efficiency, building science, and project management. Recently Mr. Richardson’s focus has been on energy efficiency and energy reduction in commercial and industrial buildings. In addition to saving energy through strategic and targeted energy conservation measures, he has been actively involved with energy based financing, federal tax credits, utility rate negotiation, and state/local utility incentives. Mr. Richardson is a licensed professional engineer, and a board member of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and he is certified as a GeoExchange Designer through the Association of Energy Engineers. He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Maine.

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: Healthy HVAC Design Primer for Building Professionals

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines HVAC heating and cooling principles and ventilation and air infiltration, conventional and green building codes, HVAC system design and equipment, and HVAC system controls.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss heating and cooling principles and basics of ventilation and air infiltration, including heat transfer, thermal barriers, air quality, and moisture control.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to reference and discuss compliance standards of conventional and green building codes, including the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), state and local residential and commercial codes, LEED and other “green” rating systems.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe HVAC measures to protect building occupants from COVID-19, other infection aerosols, allergens, and pollutants.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain HVAC system design considerations, HVAC systems and equipment, and HVAC system controls.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design and construction and familiarity with HVAC systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/25/2024

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.

Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $299.00

Currently, our self-study products DO NOT qualify for AIA, ASLA, LACES or CLARB credit.

Streamable self-study formats are available approximately 1 week after the date of the live event.

The streamable self-study package includes an MP4 format video recording of a live webinar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed for the webinar. You will receive a PDF of the course manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

Completion of an online follow-up quiz is required for those seeking continuing education credit. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.

Learn More