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

Fundamental Principles of Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

   Ideal CHP hosts and plant siting

   Benefits of CHP

      • Energy conservation

      • Decentralization of generation

      • Microgrid applications

      • Emission reduction

   Economics of CHP

   When is CHP not a solution?

Examining CHP Technologies

   Prime movers

      • Steam turbines

      • Reciprocating engines

      • Gas turbines

      • Microturbines

      • Fuel cells

   Alternative fuel sources

      • Biomass applications

      • Landfill gas applications

   Other major CHP-related processes

      • Supplemental-fired heat recovery

      • Gas compression

      • Absorption cooling

      • Selective catalytic reduction (SCR)

Laws, Regulations and Building Codes Impacting CHP

   Federal, state and local environmental regulation

   Utility regulations and interconnection

   Permitting process

   Building code considerations

   Impact on LEED and other sustainable certifications

Income Streams for CHP

   Financial incentives

   Alternative energy markets

   System capacity markets

   Tax implications

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

   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


     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Contact Hours (PDHs)

Building Performance Institute
     3.25 CEUs

     Voluntary Continuing Ed.

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 engineers in all states, including Massachusetts architects. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Massachusetts.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Building Performance Institute for 3.25 CEUs.

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.

This seminar is designed for the professional enrichment of construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state with a construction contractor continuing education requirement.

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.


Reid Sprite, PE

Sprite Engineering Works

Mr. Sprite is a licensed professional electrical engineer with extensive utility operations and energy consulting experience. For the past decade, he has been involved in the electrical industry with a focus in the areas of power transmission and distribution, substation design, system protection, and metering. Mr. Sprite is also very familiar with overhead and underground distribution design, construction, and safety practices.
Currently, Mr. Sprite is focusing his efforts on the development of various renewable and alternative generation projects with a specialization in combined heat and power (CHP) applications and their interconnection to the existing power system. In conjunction with other distributed generation developers and local utility companies, Mr. Sprite advocates for fair and consistent interconnection standards on the Massachusetts Technical Standards Review Group.
Mr. Sprite earned his B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Rochester and is a licensed professional engineer in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, and New Jersey.