Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system will save client 700K annually

8Sep2015
BY Burns Mechanical IN Construction, Energy, Philadelphia Benchmarking

CHP cogeneration

A portion of a client’s new CHP / cogen system being rigged into place.

In advance of the recent Labor Day holiday, our crew rigged two major pieces of a hospital client’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP), or Cogeneration, system into place. The larger of the two packages weighed just under 100,000 pounds.

The design-build project, conceptualized by Burns Mechanical engineers, will save our client nearly $700,000 in annual energy costs and reduce their carbon emissions by 50%. Thanks in part to utility rebates and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation of Natural Resources grant funding, our client is expected to achieve at least a 15.3% Internal Rate of Return on their infrastructure investment.