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Environmental Benefits

According to the United States Clean Heat & Power Association (USCHPA):

  • US buildings consume at least 30-50% more energy than necessary to provide adequate indoor environmental quality (IEQ) which can be mitigated by using CHP.
  • By capturing the waste heat, CHP can cut emissions by up to half when compared to separate applications.
  • Power plants are responsible for:
    • Two-thirds of the nation’s annual sulfur dioxide (SO2)
    • One-quarter of the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions
    •  One-third of the mercury (Hg) emissions
    • One-third of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
  • According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), CHP systems could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 million tons of carbon per year