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Presenter: Andrew Larkin

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Baltimore, MD

Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys
100 Village Square, 5100 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21210
Phone: 410-532-6900

This seminar is closed or full.


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 PDHs

     6.5 HSW LUs/CE Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for Maryland engineers.

This course offers 6.5 HSW LUs/continuing education hours to architects in all states. Courses approved by the American Institute of Architects are accepted in Maryland.

The American Institute of Architects has approved this seminar for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor number J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

The New York State Education Department considers courses as approved for New York State mandatory continuing education for professional engineers if the sponsor’s courses are approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System and are in approved subject areas.

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 an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education credit.


Andrew Larkin

VP, Development Engineering at DCO Energy, LLC

Mr. Larkin is Vice President of Development Engineering at DCO Energy based 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, B.S.M.E. degree and M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Drexel University, and 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 powerplants. 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 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 for third party clients.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

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