Aegis Energy, EDF Group, LLC earns EPA certificate
Combined Heat and Power Company acknowledged for emissions reductions
Holyoke, MA-based Aegis Energy, EDF Group has received a 2013 Certificate of Avoided GHG Emissions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership. The certificate documents the estimated carbon dioxide
emissions avoided in 2013 by the CHP projects developed and installed by the company.
Based on the operating data provided for Aegis’ Combined Heat and Power projects, the company has avoided emissions of an estimated 42,800 metric tons of carbon dioxide when compared to conventional energy sources.
The avoided emissions are comparable to those emitted from the generation of electricity used annually by 1,790 homes. This estimate is calculated by comparing the emissions from each CHP system to the total emissions from conventional separate heat and power (i.e., grid electricity and on-site boilers).
“This certificate reinforces the concept that reducing energy costs with Combined Heat and Power also reduces harmful emissions. We are proud to have the support of the EPA CHP Partnership,” states Lee Vardakas, President of Aegis Energy, EDF Group
Founded in 1985, Aegis Energy, EDF Group is a full service Combined Heat and Power developer and installer that utilizes modular systems to reduce both energy costs and emissions for a variety of facilities, from healthcare and assisted living facilities, to recreational and multi-residential complexes, and hotels. There are also institutional, educational, and industrial facility applications.
Aegis Energy’s Combined Heat and Power systems deliver two forms of energy- heat and electricity, from a single fuel source (natural gas). The high-efficiency CHP systems significantly reduce energy costs and harmful emissions, as recognized by the EPA.
The certificate can be a valuable resource for communicating the environmental benefits of CHP to customers, stakeholders, and the public.
The certificate was endorsed by Susan Wickwire of the Energy Supply and Industry Branch of the EPA’s Climate Protection Partnerships Division.