Powering the Future of Health Care


Part 1 - Financial and Operational Resilience: A Combined Heat and Power Guide for Massachusetts Hospital Decision Makers

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generation is a well-established technology for producing both electricity and thermal energy directly on-site instead of relying on power from the electricity grid. A well-designed CHP system can significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce energy costs and improve the passive survivability of heath care facilities during emergencies.

Read Part 2 of the report: Thought Leaders Roundtable Drilling Through the Barriers & Accelerating CHP Development In Massachusetts Hospitals

These important benefits have led to an increased interest in CHP amongst hospitals, state and federal regulators as well as utilities. There are currently a range of generous incentives available to health care facilities interested in installing CHP technologies that can lower investment paybacks to as little as four years. Given these available incentives, and an increased recent interest by hospitals in both improving their environmental footprint and increasing facility resilience, CHP is becoming an attractive option for health care facilities of all types and sizes.

This report was produced for the Boston Green Ribbon Commission and Health Care Without Harm by Meister Consultants Group, Inc.