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Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:30 pm

Understanding the Environmental and Economic 
Benefits 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 and its fit with renewable energy

Laws, Regulations and Building Codes Impacting Cogeneration

   Federal, state and local environmental regulations 
   Utility regulations 
   Permitting process 
   Building code considerations
   Impact on LEED and other sustainable certifications

Considering Cogeneration Technologies

   Gas turbines 
   Steam turbines 
   Reciprocating engines 
   Fuel cells 
   Biomass and other applications

Resolving Impediments to Cogeneration

   Utility treatment of cogeneration
   Interconnection considerations 
   Limitations of available technologies 
   Capital costs and financing

Making the Move to Cogeneration: 
Analysis, Modeling and Case Studies

   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 case studies

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours

     6.5 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states, except Florida architects.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35) and New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700). HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects.

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architects. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This event offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Andrew Larkin

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.A. degree in English from Franklin and Marshall College, and 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 company specializing in the development, engineering, procurement, construction, start up, commissioning, operation, maintenance and management, as well as, ownership of central energy centers (CEC); renewable energy projects; combined heat, chilling and power (CHCP)production facilities; and other types of power plants. DCO was formed in 2000 with a core team of energy experts. Collectively, DCO team members have been independently developing projects and 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 dollars of assets. DCO provides financing, engineering and 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 third party clients.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

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