Reducing Your Total Energy Spend

Adopting Green CHP systems for commercial and industrial businesses that are hot water-intensive offers a range of economic benefits, which are influenced by factors such as hot water volume, energy needs, system design, and specific use cases. The economic advantages can be significant, as evidenced by various case studies.

For example, in the case of two hotels, the installation of Green CHP systems yielded annual energy cost savings of up to $8,875 and $20,500 respectively. These savings are primarily due to the system's efficiency in reducing the reliance on conventional energy sources for hot water production, with an anticipated payback period of around 5 years for each project. This indicates a robust return on investment through direct energy cost reductions.

Further illustrating the economic potential of Green CHP systems, a recent design architecture completed for a commercial laundry facility projected an average annual energy savings of $140,000, with the total value of energy created estimated at over $3 million across 20 years. The system's design to meet specific hot water and energy requirements enabled utility savings to start at $135,00 in the first year and escalate to $230,000 by the 20th year, reflecting not only a reduction in operational expenditures but also an increasing trend in financial benefits.


Achieving Your Decarbonization Strategy

Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 emissions are categories defined by the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol to help organizations measure and manage their carbon footprint. Each category pertains to different sources of emissions associated with an organization's operations:

Scope 1 Emissions: These are direct emissions from owned or controlled sources. They include emissions from combustion in owned or controlled boilers, furnaces, vehicles, etc., as well as emissions from chemical production in owned or controlled process equipment.

Scope 2 Emissions: These are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heating, and cooling consumed by the reporting company. Scope 2 emissions physically occur at the facility where electricity is generated.

Scope 3 Emissions: These are all indirect emissions (not included in Scope 2) that occur in the value chain of the reporting company, including both upstream and downstream emissions. This encompasses emissions related to production of purchased goods and services, waste disposal, transportation services, and employee travel and commuting that are not owned or controlled by the reporting organization.

A zero-emission CHP system uses renewable energy sources such as solar to generate both electricity and heat. Implementing such a system can help commercial and industrial businesses in addressing Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions directly, and Scope 3 emissions indirectly:

Scope 1 Impact: By adopting zero-emission CHP systems, businesses can directly reduce Scope 1 emissions as these systems do not produce direct emissions from fossil fuels. This is particularly relevant for industries that rely heavily on on-site generation of heat and power.

Scope 2 Impact: Zero-emission CHP systems also reduce Scope 2 emissions by decreasing the need for electricity generated from external, possibly non-renewable, sources. Businesses can generate their own clean energy, thereby cutting down on their reliance on the grid and reducing the emissions associated with their electricity use.

Scope 3 Impact: Indirectly, implementing zero-emission CHP systems can influence Scope 3 emissions by promoting cleaner production processes. For example, if a business reduces its overall energy demand through efficient CHP, it may lead to less energy required in its supply chain, thus influencing the emissions from those external operations. Furthermore, if the adoption of such technologies becomes more widespread because of initial adopters, this can drive broader changes in the industry, potentially decreasing Scope 3 emissions related to energy production and consumption across the value chain.


A northeastern food manufacturing company was struggling to maintain its bottom line against steeply rising energy costs. With a Green CHP™solution, they're now poised to save more than $3.5 million over the lifetime of the system with a 4.2-year payback and an LCOE of $0.056 / kWh.

A Midwest food processor with a corporate commitment to net-zero needed a way to dramatically reduce their carbon emissions and save cash. Our Green CHP solution is projected to save them more than 1.2 million in CO2 emissions and nearly $18,000 in energy expenses every year. The solution addressed both scope 1 and scope 2 emissions in a cash-positive way with an LCOE of $0.023 / kWh.

An Indiana brewery was worried about the sustainability of its energy consumption practices amid rising energy costs. After looking into photovoltaic solar panels, the company wasn't convinced that the electricity produced by the panels would offset enough of the cost of the panels to justify the investment. With a Green CHP™ solution, the brewery is able to offset both its electricity and natural gas consumption at an LCOE of $0.0446 / kWh.

An upscale Florida hotel wanted to attract more eco-conscious guests. But with limited roof space, the company wasn't sure how to maximize its renewable energy generation potential. Green CHP™ designed a custom renewable CHP solution that allows the hotel to offset more than 100,000 pounds of CO2 emissions every year at an LCOE of $0.03 / kWh.

A green hydrogen production company was looking for a way to augment its renewable offerings. With a Green CHP™ solution integrated into the production process, the holistic system performance was enhanced, enabling the company to offer even more value to its customers.