Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:00 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:00 – 4:30 pm

Understanding the Environmental and Economic
Benefits of Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

   Fundamental principles of CHP

   Benefits of CHP

      • Energy conservation

      • Decentralization of generation

      • Emission reduction

   Economics of CHP

Laws, Regulations and Building Codes Impacting CHP

   Federal, state and local environmental regulations

   Utility regulations

   Permitting process

   Building code considerations

   Impact on LEED and other sustainable certifications

Examining CHP Technologies

   • Gas turbines

   • Steam turbines

   • Microturbines

   • Reciprocating engines

   • Fuel cells

   • Biomass applications

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

   Understanding existing pre-CHP conditions

   Performing load analysis

      • Electric load analysis

      • Thermal load analysis

   Thermal and electrical interconnection

   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


     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Ohio HVAC Contractors & Electrical Contractors
     Technical Hours Pending

International Code Council
     6.5 Contact Hours

Building Performance Institute
     3.25 CEUs

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Ohio.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

HalfMoon Education has applied to the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board for approval of 6.5 Technical hours for HVAC contractors and electrical contractors. Notice of approval is pending.

The International Code Council has approved this event for 6.5 contact hours, and the Building Performance Institute has approved it for 3.25 CEUs.

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.


Eric Erpenbeck, P.E.

Fosdick & Hilmer

Mr. Erpenbeck joined Fosdick & Hilmer in 2000, and is now the manager of Mechanical Engineering as well as the lead engineer within the Central Utilities Group. He is an expert in the design and analysis of central heating and cooling plants and distribution systems. During his time with the firm, he has been the project manager for numerous central plant and distribution projects including steam and chilled water plants, combined heat and power systems, fuel oil storage, and integrated HVAC systems.

Joel Grubbs

Fosdick & Hilmer

Mr. Grubbs is Fosdick & Hilmer’s principal-in-charge of the Central Plant Mechanical Group and the Controls and Automation Division. He has broad experience as a project manager and engineer on central plant mechanical and electrical systems and instrumentation and control system projects. Prior to joining Fosdick & Hilmer, he had 12 years of experience managing, designing and implementing projects within industrial/manufacturing and electric utility environments.