Combined Heat and Power Partnership
ENERGY STAR® CHP Awards
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.
ENERGY STAR® CHP Award
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 seven 2013 ENERGY STAR® CHP Awards. Not only do these CHP systems increase the energy reliability of the medical centers, universities and federal facilities they support, but the systems provide significant energy savings and avoid carbon pollution equal to that from the generation of electricity used by more than 34,300 homes.
How To Apply
Individuals interested in applying for an ENERGY STAR® CHP Award should email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.