Learn how CHP benefits nursing homes, retirement communities and assisted living facilities
|Equipment||75kW Aegen 75-LE cogenerator
American Yazaki absorption chiller
Baltimore Air Coil cooling tower
|Energy Generated||56% of total building demand
54% of building’s thermal requirements
|Cost Savings||22% annually on energy costs|
|Environmental Benefits||74% NOx reduction, 32% CO2 reduction|
|In Operation Since||November 2006|
Smithfield Gardens is a 56-unit affordable assisted living facility in Connecticut.
Reasons for Installing CHP
Pleased with the energy cost-savings at another facility in their system, and with a goal to reduce their own operating expenses, Smithfield Gardens’ management contacted Dalkia Aegis to conduct an energy audit.
The analysis revealed that Smithfield could save 22% annually while also dramatically reducing their carbon footprint with the installation of a CHP, or Combined Heat and Power, system. To elevate the rewards, the CHP system was coupled with an absorption chiller and cooling tower. The efficient operation of all three units is ensured by remote monitoring and comprehensive maintenance also provided by Dalkia Aegis.
Lessons to Share
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