During and after Hurricane Sandy, combined heat and power (CHP) enabled a number of critical infrastructure and other facilities to continue their operations when the electric grid went down. Time and again, CHP has proved its value as an alternative source of power and thermal energy (heating and cooling) during emergencies, and demonstrated how it can be a sound choice in making energy infrastructure more resilient in the face of extreme weather events. This AIA approved online course on CHP provides both an overview of CHP and examples of how this technology can help improve the resiliency and reliability of key infrastructure. It provides practical information on CHP, including what factors must be considered when configuring a CHP system to operate independently of the electricity grid, and what steps are involved in a typical CHP project development process. This online course is approved by the AIA for 1 hour.
Learning Units:1 LU/HSW
Learning Objective 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will be aware of the opportunities for CHP to contribute to reliability.
Learning Objective 2: The student will learn CHP basics and benefits.
Learning Objective 3: The student will understand many of the factors for determining whether CHP is an appropriate choice for multifamily housing and critical facilities as well as steps
in the CHP project development process.
Learning Objective 4: The student will know of options for financing CHP.