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 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
Plumping Contractors

     6.5 Technology Hours

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.

The Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board has approved 6.5 Technology hours for HVAC contractors, electrical contractors, and plumbing contractors.

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.


Alan Croll

Alan B. Croll, CCP, DGCP, is president and a founding principal of Cogeneration Consultants, Inc. Prior to founding Cogeneration Consultants in 1991, he had been employed in the engineering, management, sales, and ownership sectors of a Cummins engine distributor, a Waukesha engine distributor, and a mechanical/electrical, design/build contractor. Mr. Croll has over 30 years’ experience in electrical and mechanical engineering in the power generation industry. More specifically, his experience is concentrated in combined heat and power (CHP) and landfill gas to electricity (LFGTE) including feasibility studies, project design, construction, commissioning and operation. Industry sectors include automotive parts finishing, food processing, commercial property, health care and landfill gas recovery all with energy efficiency and energy balancing in mind. Projects include the use of reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE), combustion turbines (CT), steam turbines (ST) and organic Rankin cycle turbines (ORC), integrating the various technologies into the existing process of a facility to minimize the total energy consumption thus maximizing efficiency. Mr. Croll has worked with clients across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Mr. Croll has completed projects ranging from 500 kWe to 25,000 kWe with up to 60,000 lb/hour of exhaust gas heat recovery (HRSG). Mr. Croll is a certified cogeneration professional (CCP) and a distributed generation certified professional (DGCP).