Powered on: Big benefits and rapid returns with combined heat and power

HARC in the News


By McKenzie Roberts, Research Assistant, Energy and Environment and Deborah Nabaloga, Associate, Energy, Climate, and Policy Practicum, Journal of Property Management

Improving asset value, lowering operating costs, and increasing tenant satisfaction is the trifecta of property management goals. Maintaining optimal building operations is not only key to tenant comfort and productivity, but it also improves energy efficiency, reduces utility costs, and decreases carbon emissions. Combined

heat and power (CHP), or cogeneration, is one form of technology that is able to hit the mark on all of these needs.


CHP systems can achieve efficiency gains of around 75% over conventional production methods, which translates to lower operating costs and reduced emissions.