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Combined Heat and Power Partnership


CHP systems can qualify for our award of merit, the ENERGY STAR® CHP Award, if they demonstrate considerable fuel and emissions savings over comparable, state-of-the-art separate heat and power generation.

When a system qualifies for an award, EPA:

  • Sends a letter to the recipients acknowledging their achievement.
  • Develops an announcement describing the system's energy and environmental excellence. The announcement is posted on the CHP Partnership Web site.
  • Presents the framed award to the recipient at an event attended by their peers.


This graphic is an example of an ENERGY STAR CHP Award.
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Recent Award Winners

The ENERGY STAR CHP Award recognizes highly efficient CHP systems that reduce emissions and use at least 10 percent less fuel than comparable, state-of-the-art, separate heat and power generation.

EPA was pleased to present three 2014 ENERGY STAR® CHP Awards. These award-winning systems demonstrate that CHP offers a promising strategy to help meet the goals of the President’s Climate Action Plan and also boost the efficiency and competitiveness of the U.S industrial sector.

How To Apply

Individuals interested in applying for an ENERGY STAR® CHP Award should email chp@epa.gov and request a copy of the application. The information required by the application includes identifying system characteristics and operation information. The CHP Partnership will help facilitate the process as needed.

Contact chp@epa.gov or EPA contractor Bob Sidner (bob.sidner@erg.com) for assistance with your application.

To apply for an ENERGY STAR CHP Award, a combined heat and power (CHP) system must:

  • Be in commercial operation.
  • Be affiliated with at least one CHP Partner.
  • Have a minimum of 12 months and 5,000 hours of measured operating data. Because awards recognize contemporary performance, the operating period covered by the submitted data must begin within 14 months prior to the date of application.
  • Be operating within the emission limits stipulated in their permits.

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