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

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

Thursday, August 1, 2024 
9:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT

Please Note:
To get the most from this webinar, we suggest purchasing a HVAC Quick Card. If you have not yet done so, please purchase your own quick cards so that they can be delivered to you in advance of the webinar. The webinar does NOT include the quick card. Quick cards can be ordered online from Amazon for about $10 each, not including shipping. For your convenience, you can purchase a HVAC Quick Card by clicking here.

Presented by: Blair Richardson P.E. CEM CGD CLEP LEED


  • Cooling loads and factors
  • Cooling towers and condensers
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating load, systems and factors
  • Heat exchangers and boilers
  • Boilers
  • Steam piping systems and humidification
  • Ventilation, air distribution systems and ductwork
  • Fans
  • Energy efficiency
  • Conversions and occupancy factors


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 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

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3.0 PDHs

3.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA - American Institute of Architects
3.0 HSW LUs

ICC - International Code Council
.3 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 3.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 3.0 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 License No: CEA362), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00049300) 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 3.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .3 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 presentations. These courses in an on-demand format are not pre-approved by any licensing boards and may not qualify for the same credits; 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:

3.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Blair Richardson, P.E., CEM, CGD, CLEP, LEED

Mr. Richardson has over 12 years of experience in building design and construction. His focus has been bringing energy efficiency, sustainability, and resiliency together in every project. Reducing energy use through strategic and targeted energy conservation measures Mr. Richardson have been able to show clients how sustainability can improve their bottom line; utilizing tax credits, rebates, and incentives to reduce the cost of capital projects. He has a strong background in design-build and the integrated design process. Throughout his career he has worked with architects, engineers, contractors, commissioning agents, and owners to facilitate successful projects. Mr. Richardson earned his B.S. degree from the University of Maine in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in five states, a Certified Energy Manager, and LEED accredited professional (in addition to other certifications). He serves on the board of directors for the Connecticut Chapter of ASHRAE, as well as heading several committees; is an active member of the National Society of Professional Engineers; Past Director for a regional non-profit; is a corresponding executive committee member for the Housatonic Boy Scout Council; and is an avid outdoorsman. 

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: Using the HVAC Tables, Equations and Rules of Thumb Quick-Card

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This three-hour course explains and demonstrates how to properly utilize the HVAC Tables, Equations and Rules of Thumb Quick-Card. The Quick-Card contains some of the most important and referenced information from ASHRAE and SMACNA standards and guidelines and from the International Mechanical Code (IMC).

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to utilize the HVAC Tables, Equations and Rules of Thumb Quick-Card to calculate cooling loads and determine diversity factors.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to utilize the HVAC Tables, Equations and Rules of Thumb Quick-Card to calculate heating loads and reference heating load safety factors.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to utilize the HVAC Tables, Equations and Rules of Thumb Quick-Card to verify proper ventilation system sizing and reference minimum ventilation rates.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to utilize the HVAC Tables, Equations and Rules of Thumb Quick-Card to reference the energy efficiency ratio and calculate seasonal energy efficiency and the coefficient of performance.

LUs: 3.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of HVAC terminology and principles and familiarity with the IMC.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/29/2027

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: $189.00

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