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Building Technology, HVAC

Mechanical CHP to the Rescue

8 May , 2018  

customer-sited CHP

Mechanical CHP to the Rescue Why the “P” in CHP Doesn’t Always Stand for Electric Power Written by Dale Desmarais, Director of Business Development, Tecogen, Inc., April 8, 2018 If you live in a large city or you are involved in energy, you’ve probably heard about CHP. CHP stands for combined heat and power, also […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

What’s Missing When We Value CHP?

2 May , 2018  

CHP

Written by Gita Subramony, ERS for Zondits, May 2, 2018 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) can be a more efficient way to generate electricity. For facilities implementing CHP, the value proposition typically centers on utility bill reduction. Using natural gas to generate electricity on-site can be cheaper than buying electricity from the grid, especially when […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

CA, MA, and NY Continue to Shine in ACEEE CHP Rankings

6 Dec , 2017  

ACEEE CHP Rankings

Dan Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits The 2017 ACEEE Scorecard was released in September, highlighting more state-led energy efficiency progress. The 11th edition of the scorecard continued to measure states’ energy efficiency success by the following metrics: utility and public benefits programs and policies, transportation policies, building energy code and compliance, combined heat and power (CHP) […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

New Report on Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Shows Great Advancement

28 Jul , 2017  

natural gas

Natural gas efficiency has shown impressive advances, and the future looks promising American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, July 19, 2017 The majority of studies on utility-funded energy efficiency programs focus on electricity; natural gas traditionally receives much less attention. To help rectify this imbalance, today we are releasing a new report, Natural Gas Energy Efficiency: […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Energy Storage

Ameresco is Building a Microgrid on Parris Island

16 Jan , 2017  

Ameresco US Marine Corps

Ameresco to build renewable-powered microgrid for US Marine Corps Energy Storage, January 13, 2017 Ameresco will build a renewable-powered microgrid at a Marine Corp facility in Parris Island, South Carolina. The project at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) includes 6.7MW of PV generation, a 3.5MW combined heat and power facility and a 8MWh battery storage […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Roadmap to Distributed Generation: Innovative Tools for CHP Adoption

7 Sep , 2016  

Sam Witty, Gita Subramony, ERS, presented at ACEEE Summer Study Combined heat and power (CHP) is becoming an important strategy to help buildings reduce energy costs and increase resiliency while achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions on a system-wide level. NYSERDA’s CHP Acceleration Program assists New York customers with installing CHP by offering a catalog […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

CHP Sees Boom in NYC

22 Jul , 2016  

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Combined heat and power (CHP), or cogeneration, is experiencing a renaissance in the New York City region. Thanks in part to the efforts of NYSERDA and their innovative CHP incentive program, more facilities are planning CHP projects to help provide energy cost savings and reliable back-up power to thousands of […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Perfectly Fit with CHP

7 Jul , 2016  

Clean Energy for a Healthy Lifestyle Tecogen, July 7, 2016 The Greenknoll Branch of the Regional YMCA in Western Connecticut provides its clientele with state-of-the-art fitness options that include basketball courts, cardiovascular rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, and strength training rooms. The building is also outfitted with a CM-75 combined heat and power (CHP) system […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Better Buildings through CHP

21 Jun , 2016  

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits The national market for combined heat and power (CHP) projects is growing. Traditionally, the technology was most frequently implemented in large and energy-intensive industrial facilities. However, certain regions of the country are realizing that smaller CHP systems can benefit a wide range of facilities and provide not only energy cost […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

CHP Offers Reliable and Affordable Biproducts

9 Jun , 2016  

Intelligent Flow Control Supports Clean, Low Cost Energy Engineering, June 7, 2016 Major urban areas have markets for both products of a cogeneration operation: electricity and heating/cooling energy, and “district heating and cooling” is commonly used worldwide to serve commercial and residential customers. As an example, NRG Energy Center Omaha has delivered reliable and affordable […]

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