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Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy: Combined Heat and Power

COURSE NO: R03-008
Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy: Combined Heat and Power
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes how local governments can use combined heat and power (CHP) systems in their facilities and throughout their communities. CHP, also known as cogeneration, refers to the simultaneous production of electricity and thermal energy from a single fuel source. This course includes an overview of the benefits of CHP systems, costs, sources of funding, and case studies.


Installing CHP systems can provide power and heat at less investment cost than the cost of building additional power plants. In addition, CHP systems provide other economic and environmental benefits, such as reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving energy security. 


This 3 PDH online course is intended for civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, and municipal engineers concerned with reducing the environmental impact of their local government through the introduction of sustainable technologies.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Reducing GHG emissions and other environmental impacts
  • Offsetting capital costs
  • Hedging against financial risks
  • Increasing electricity reliability
  • Applying CHP to wastewater treatment facilities
  • Applying CHP to landfill gas energy projects
  • Applying CHP to multi-family housing
  • Applying CHP to district energy systems
  • Learning with case studies
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy: Combined Heat and Power” which is based on the Environmental Protection Agency document, “Combined Heat and Power, A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs,”, from the EPA’s Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series, 2013.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy: Combined Heat and Power (1.1 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this EPA publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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