Multifamily Takes Baby Steps to CHP

November/December 2006
A version of this article appears in the November/December 2006 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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November 06, 2006
While energy prices are at record highs with no relief in sight, building owners and managers of multifamily buildings are investigating ways to reduce energy operating costs for their properties. Besides saving energy, these owners and managers are also concerned about the reliability of the electricity supply. Many remember the chaos of the August 2003 blackout in the Northeast, and more recently the power outage in Queens, New York. Avoiding another widespread disruption of the electricity supply has become a priority for both building owners and utilities. There needs to be a better backup system if the grid proves unreliable.

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