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          A. Chittum
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          A. Chittum

   Federal, state and local environmental regulations

   Utility regulations

   Permitting process

   Building code considerations

   Impact on LEED and other sustainable certifications

Examining CHP Technologies          M. Karr

   Gas turbines

   Steam turbines


   Reciprocating engines

   Fuel cells

   Biomass applications

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

   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 CE Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

Commercial Contractors
     6.5 CE Hours

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 most states, including Oregon. This seminar also offers 6.5 continuing education hours to Oregon commercial contractors. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Oregon.

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, New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

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.


Anna Chittum

Founder of GridkraftMs. Chittum researches and develops best practices in federal, state, and local energy policies and programs, particularly those pertaining to combined heat and power (CHP) and district energy. Ms. Chittum wears several hats in her quest to promote the environmental, resiliency, and economic benefits of CHP and district energy: she is a visiting fellow at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, the manager of strategic initiatives at the International District Energy Association, and the founder of Gridkraft, a Portland, Oregon-based consulting company. She recently spent a year in Denmark as a Fulbright fellow, where she was a visiting researcher with Aalborg University’s Sustainable Energy Planning Research Group. Her research there focused on Danish heat planning and the use of CHP to balance intermittent renewable energy resources. Ms. Chittum’s recent areas of research include measuring the financial value of the resiliency benefits of distributed generation, local energy planning practices, energy resource planning in the United States, the benefits of CHP to utilities, local policy and regulatory support for district energy systems, and the potential for CHP to replace lost coal capacity in the United States. Previously Ms. Chittum managed industrial economic development programs for the City of New York. She holds a master of science degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a bachelor of arts degree in Economics from Gonzaga University.

Marcia Karr

Ms. Karr worked with the Northwest Combined Heat and Power Technical Advisory Panel to develop training and tools for assessment of the viability for installing combined heat and power at commercial and industrial facilities. Assessments include determination of right sizing, selecting the best technology, mechanical and electrical interface, permitting and associated regulations. This is done with the goal of providing customers with a technology that will save them money, improve power and thermal reliability, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.