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Presenter: Andrew W. Larkin, P.E., C.E.M.

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Seminar Location: Online

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Understanding the Benefits of Cogeneration
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST

   Fundamental principles of cogeneration

   Separate heat and power vs. cogeneration

   History of cogeneration in Europe and the United States

   Environmental benefits of cogeneration

   Economics of CHP

   Science of cogeneration

Laws, Regulations and Building Codes Impacting Cogeneration
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CST

   Federal environmental regulations

   Utility regulations

   Permitting process

   Building code considerations

   Impact on LEED and other sustainable certifications

Examining Cogeneration Technologies
Friday, November 17, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST

   Gas turbines

   Steam turbines


   Reciprocating engines

   Fuel cells

   Biomass applications

   Resolving impediments to cogeneration

      • Utility treatment of cogeneration

      • Interconnection considerations

      • Limitations of available technologies

      • Capital costs and financing

Moving to Cogeneration: Analysis, Modeling and Case Studies
Friday, November 17, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30 PM CST

   Understanding existing pre?cogeneration conditions

   Performing load analysis

   Selecting a prime mover

   Modeling performance

   Financial modeling

      • Capital costs

      • Operation and maintenance expense

      • Return on investment, lifecycle analysis

      • Financial incentives

   Analyzing public and private CHP case studies

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 date of the conclusion of the series.

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Operating System:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.12 (Sierra)

Web Browser:
Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge v12+, Safari v6+

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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

      6.0 HSW Contact Hours


      6.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. These webinars are not approved for Florida architects. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. HalfMoon Education is an International Code Council Preferred Provider (1232). Please see the Flood-Resistant Buildings webinars for available CEUs. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. Please see individual course listings for credit approval.


Andrew W. Larkin, P.E., C.E.M.

VP, Development Engineering at DCO Energy, LLC
Mr. Larkin is vice president of Development Engineering at DCO Energy in New Jersey.  He is responsible for technical solutions to energy project opportunities, including simple cycle and combined cycle cogeneration plants, central heating and cooling facilities, renewable energy projects, and others.  He also has managed the engineering of several energy projects from development through start up, commissioning and performance testing. Mr. Larkin earned his B.S.M.E. degree and M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Drexel University, and he has been involved in the energy business for over 30 years.

DCO Energy, LLC is an independent energy development company specializing in the development, engineering, construction,startup, commissioning, operation, maintenance and management, as well as ownership, of central energy centers (CEC), renewable energy projects and combined heat, chilling and power (CHCP) production facilities. DCO was formed in 2000 with a core team of energy experts.  Collectively, DCO team members have been independently developing projects or have developed and operated over 400 MW of electric, 400 MMBtu/hr of heat recovery, 1,500 MMBtu/hr of boiler capacity and 130,000 tons of chilled water capacity of energy producing facilities totaling over $1 billion of assets.  DCO provides financing, engineering, design, construction management, startup and commissioning resources, and long-term operating and maintenance services for its own CEC, CHCP and renewable energy projects as well as for those of third party clients.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $300.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $250.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.