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Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
2:00 – 4:00 pm CDT
Value of integrated design
Envelope and building design considerations
Understanding lighting efficiency
Sizing your HVACD equipment
Water efficiency considerations
Designing your controls to fit your needs
The importance of commissioning, validation and benchmarking
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.
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2.0 HSW CE Hours
AIA: (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
International Code Council:
.2 CEUs (Building)
Continuing Education Credit Information
See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for landscape architects, engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ, unless expressly stated.
HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Sponsor No. J885)
International Code Council (Preferred Provider No. 1232)
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130), and North Dakota.
American Planning Association (APA)
International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters
Association of State Floodplain Managers
HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for landscape architects, engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §79-1.5(i)(2), §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).
Gretchen Schimelpfenig Technical Director – Resource Innovation Institute
As Technical & Operations Director, Gretchen manages the PowerScore resource benchmarking platform, facilitates RII’s Technical Advisory Council Working Groups and manages our continuing education program for producers, efficiency programs, and design and construction communities. Gretchen is a licensed Civil Professional Engineer (Construction) in California and Vermont. She brings her experience as an energy efficiency program engineer for commercial and industrial buildings to help other utility program implementers in the Utility Working Group reach cultivators with their specialized incentives and technical assistance.
She was the Project Engineer for the Burlington 2030 District, a developer of the Burlington Electric benchmarking program, and a peer reviewer of the city’s roadmap to achieve net zero energy by 2030. She also has a specialty in analyzing the interactive effects between HVAC and lighting systems and commissioning controls systems. Gretchen grows vine crops and herbs in her veggie garden, greenhouse, and basement in her Vermont farmhouse and is constantly using her HVAC and lighting knowledge to optimize her grow environments.
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 (email@example.com 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: How to Optimize Cultivation: Best Practices for Controlled Environment Agriculture Facility Design
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines the design of facilities for indoor agricultural functions, including the building envelope, HVAC systems, water efficiency, lighting efficiency, and controls.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to employ integrated design and construction principles and practices to maximize the function and efficiency of indoor agricultural.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe building envelope design considerations, and they will be able to explain how to size HVAC systems to provide optimal indoor environments for plants.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to design for optimal lighting systems that are energy efficient while increasing production, and learners will be able to design for water efficiency while maintaining optimal delivery to plants.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to include the use of proper system controls to maximize yield production, save energy and costs, and water.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with building design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 06/04/2024
Complaint Resolution Policy:
Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.