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Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership

Opportunities for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in the Multifamily Sector

This report describes CHP use and potential in multifamily buildings. Specially, it includes the following:

  • Description of key multifamily building characteristics (e.g., building size, metering, building ownership), multifamily trends, and market conditions favorable to CHP, as well as a summary of current multifamily CHP installations.
  • Overview of CHP applicability in multifamily buildings, including a description of CHP sizing strategies.
  • Estimates of technical and economic potential for increased multifamily CHP, and the associated emissions reductions potential.
  • Discussion of the opportunities and challenges in multifamily CHP project development from multiple perspectives (i.e., building owners, building developers, policy advocates, and low-income development).
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