Conventional wisdom has long held that the most cost-effective and reliable source of energy is the utility grid — arguably humanity’s largest and most complex machine.
Although many hospitals and other critical facilities would prefer to control their destinies by generating their own power, reliable on-site power generation systems have always been too complex or too costly to justify. But thanks to advances in technology, weaknesses in the utility grid and a dynamic utility market, Burns & McDonnell has helped an increasing number of clients reap the benefits of combined heat and power (CHP) systems.
There are at least five major reasons that healthcare facilities benefit from CHP systems.
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