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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
8:30 am – 3:50 pm CST

Presented by: Jeremy Begley

Reviewing Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Principles

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

Conventional and Green Building Codes

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards and guidelines
  • Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) residential design standards
  • State and local residential and commercial building and energy codes
  • Energy Star, LEED, and other “green” rating systems

HVAC System Design Considerations

  • Commercial vs residential
  • Comparing HVAC load calculation methodologies
  • Design consideration for low load buildings
  • Single and multiple zone systems
  • Sizing systems and using variable capacity systems

Identifying HVAC Systems and Equipment

  • Combustion heating systems
  • 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
  • Demand ventilation controls
  • Control system options

Reviewing Equipment and Techniques for High Performance Buildings

  • Additional goals of high-performance HVAC: thermal comfort and improved indoor-air quality
  • Right-sizing equipment
  • Designing for part load conditions
  • Commissioning


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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 (Building


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 that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

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 HSW LUs (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 Building (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).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.5 HSW LUs (AIA)


Jeremy Begley

HVAC Designer in Cincinnati, Ohio

Mr. Begley specializes in high-performance HVAC design for both single-family and multifamily buildings. Starting his journey in 2009 with Cincinnati Energy Solutions, he transitioned to the National Heating and Air Conditioning Company in 2013. Here, he expanded his skill set, balancing digital strategies and whole-home performance. By 2015, drawing from his experience in whole home performance and commercial test and balance, Mr. Begley co-founded HVAC Design Partners. As a shareholder, he contributes to HVAC design, commissioning, and business development, aiming for sustainability and compliance in projects. Educated at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and holding several industry certifications, his experience in HVAC design ensures that interactions with him are informative and grounded.

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: HVAC Primer for Design Professionals

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines HVAC heating and cooling principles, 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 reference and comply with the conventional and green building codes and guidelines published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the DOE, ICC, IGCC, LEED, and Energy Star.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe multiple HVAC systems and equipment (heat pump, chilled water, variable refrigerant flow systems, forced air, radiant heat, and constant volume and variable air volume systems) and control system objectives, equipment and options.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the principles of heat transfer, sensible and latent heat, heat transfer equations for liquids and gases, and indoor air quality, energy and ASHRAE standards.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to understand and participate in HVAC system design, including decisions on building siting, HVAC load calculations, determining conditioned and unconditioned spaces, single and multiple zone choices, and system sizing.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Some experience with HVAC systems

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 09/15/2024

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.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $329.00

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