IRC Energy Efficiency and Building Systems
Friday, March 13, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 PM CDT

    Energy efficiency (Chapter 11)

      • Compliance

      • Building thermal envelope

      • Climate classifications

      • Permanent energy certificate

      • Insulation and fenestration

      • Building systems

      • Lighting

   Mechanical, fuel, plumbing and electrical systems

      • Appliance installation and exhaust systems

      • Ventilation

      • Hydronic systems

      • Fuel gas systems and appliances

      • Plumbing fixtures

      • Drains

      • Backflow preventers, venting, sumps and ejectors

      • Fire sprinkler systems

      • Electrical system grounding

      • Intersystem bonding termination

      • Overcurrent devices

      • Electrical outlets

      • Luminaires

    Pools, spas and hot tubs

Webinar Instructions

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.

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 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.14 (Mojave)

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


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     2.0 PDHs

     .20 CEUs (Building)

     2.0 HSW CE Hours

     2.0 LU|HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for engineer, architect and/or landscape architect continuing education credit in most states. Course participants need to be aware of any state continuing education restrictions/limitations on online learning. See each webinar listing for offered credits.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2)) and §79-1.5(i)(2).

The Erosion and Sediment Control series and the HEC-HMS series webinars have been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for the indicated CECs.

Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz following the end ofeach webinar, and earned LUs (AIA/CES) and PDHs (LA/CES) will be reported by HalfMoon Education Inc.



Engineer with SBSA Inc.

Mr. Fronapfel’s experience in design, analysis, and forensic review of the soil/structure interaction on hundreds of projects and thousands of structures provides insightful, analytical, and real world expertise. His education and experience includes geo-hydrology, hydrology, hydraulics, civil engineering, structural engineering, and building systems including thermal protection, ventilation of confined spaces, waterproofing, roofing, and cladding for residential, commercial, education, and industrial settings. He is licensed to practice engineering in 39 states and Puerto Rico. In addition to engineering, his background includes cost consulting, contract resolution, project scheduling, consulting, and construction project issues. Mr. Fronapfel has served for over 18 years as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management and now with the College of Contract Management, UK, teaching construction systems, LEED, mechanical-electrical plumbing, construction estimating, project scheduling, and the Diplomate in Structural Forensic Engineering. He has been qualified as an expert in these fields in over 100 trials in District and Federal Courts providing over 700 depositions and hundreds of arbitrations. He has been engaged in thousands of cases including being used as an umpire and expert in mediations.


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: IRC Energy Efficiency and Building Systems

Delivery Method: Live

Course Description: This two-hour live webinar examines International Residential Code provisions on energy efficiency and mechanical, plumbing and electrial system compliance.

Learning Objectives: 

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to comply with International Residential Code (IRC) requirements for energy efficiency of building thermal envelopes.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe IRC requirements for ventilation of residential buildings.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify IRC provisions on plumbing fixtures.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe IRC requirements for electrical system grounding.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with residential construction, building systems, and code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 12/20/2022

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.