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Commercial & Institutional facilities
CHP systems can help reduce the cost of heating, cooling, or providing power to a wide variety of commercial and institutional facilities. Additional CHP benefits can include increased power supply reliability, better occupant comfort, improved indoor air quality, and reduced boiler emissions. Promising applications include:

  • Hospitals
  • Educational facilities
  • Office buildings
  • Data Centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Hotels
  • Supermarkets
  • Refrigerated Warehouses
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Theatres
  • Ice Arenas
  • Industrial Facilities

Industrial Facilities
CHP systems can help manufacturers reduce production cost by recycling energy that currently is being wasted. Additional benefits CHP systems may include eliminating or reducing waste product disposal cost (via combustion as fuel), increasing power supply reliability, obtaining "free" space conditioning from wasted heat, improving power quality, and improving public image as an environmentally responsible firm. Industries that frequently benefit from CHP include:

  • Petroleum refining
  • Chemical process plants
  • Food processing
  • Glass industry
  • Steel industry
  • Metal Casting
  • Forest products
  • Paper manufacturing
  • Multi-Family Residential

Representative Installations

Detailed reviews have been performed on a number of selected sites. For these sites Site Summaries (1 page), Fact Sheets (2 pages), Case Studies (4 pages), and detailed Site Reports (10 to 20 pages), are available. Some sites may have information that has been provided by others, such as vendors, installers, government agencies, universities, or professional associations. This information, where available, will be found in the column for "Other". The Information provided by others has been reviewed for reasonableness, but has not been verified for accuracy.

Commercial Building Installations:
General Database - A general distributed resource database maintained by DOE (may be some duplication with above)

Examples of Success Stories in various applications are provided at the US EPA CHP Website.

If you have information on a CHP system that is not listed in the above references, please help us update the database by providing us with the information. Please contact the Mid-Atlantic CHP Technical Assistance Partnership at 215-353-3319 if you would like to provide us with system information.