This special publication will help commercial contractors stay on top of all the important trends in the HVAC industry. In this publication, we will cover items like predicting the future of rooftop units, showcasing energy savings achieved through retrofits, and how schools are saving energy with combined heat and power (CHP).
A one-paragraph, simple overview of the basic CHP approach reads like this: A building’s (or campus’) system uses fuel to make its own electricity, and then it applies the waste heat from that process toward its HVAC needs.
Facility Little Things Add Up! Help Hotels Manage Their Reservationsmanagers want seamless integration for smarter, more efficient operation
August 20, 2018
Energy represents the single fastest-growing operating cost in the lodging industry, according to the Department of Energy (DOE). Decisions on guest room equipment amplify by dozens or hundreds in a single property. The mechanical systems work on such a scale that any amount of waste can add up to a significant financial loss or missed opportunity while, on the other hand, minor savings in one area can accumulate to an appreciable gain.
Over the last several years, the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa has been replacing outmoded electrical and mechanical equipment with new, more energy-efficient equipment that saves money and decreases carbon footprint.
It’s a way to reduce wasted heat and increase industrial efficiency
December 19, 2016
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems are being used by a wide range of applications to reduce the overall energy intensity of industrial systems. In some cases, such as industrial furnaces, efficiency improvements resulting from waste heat recovery can improve energy efficiency 10-50 percent.
Fuel cells are becoming commercially established thanks to subsidies, policy, and corporate investment
November 15, 2016
A new report examining stationary fuels cells for micro-combined heat and power (MCHP), prime power, large combined heat and power (CHP), and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) applications is available from Navigant Research.
CHP module increases the overall efficiency of the system
September 8, 2016
FlexEnergy Inc. has announced the release of a new integrated exhaust heat recovery module for its GT333S microturbine powered electric generators. The new heat recovery module will allow FlexEnergy to improve its microturbine products with increased efficiency and improved performance.
Company will be able to offer a wider product line to serve facilities of all sizes
September 7, 2016
Aegis Energy Services Inc., a leading provider of cogeneration technology, has announced a strategic alliance with Yanmar, a Japanese diesel and natural gas engine manufacturer and cogeneration provider. The Aegis and Yanmar relationship is expected to broaden the reach of combined heat and power (CHP) systems.
Total relationship now valued in excess of $1.5 million
August 29, 2016
Tecogen® Inc., a provider of combined heat and power (CHP) systems, announced two additional project wins from National Mechanical Services. The two new projects bring the total relationship value with the contractor to more than $1.5 million.
Combined heat and power generates on-site electric power and useful thermal energy
August 16, 2016
The U.S. Army has debuted a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland. This new CHP plant is the first of its kind at an Army installation, and represents an innovative public-private partnership.
In this issue, we cover ductless products for the commercial market. We also look at alternative refrigerants and trends in R-22 reclamation. Other topics include a summer forecast, business franchises, and more.
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