Combined Heat & Power Plant Office
LEED Certified Gold
Cornell’s Combined Heat and Power Building has been awarded a LEED® Gold Rating by the US Green Building Council. In addition to delivering energy efficiently and sustainably throughout campus via USEPA award-winning combined heat and power generation, the CHP Office Building utilizes solar panels installed on the office roof.
On the LEED-certified scorecard, the Combined Heat and Power Building scored 44 out of 69 possible points. For a full breakdown, review the report on the US Green Buildings Certification (USGBC) website.
|Sustainable Sites||Water Efficiency||Energy & Atmosphere||Materials & Resources||Indoor Environmental Quality||Innovation & Design||Accredited Professional|
|Points Earned||7 / 14||4 / 5||16 / 17||4 / 13||8 / 15||4 / 4||1 / 1|
- District energy systems produce hot water, steam, or chilled water at a central plant and then distribute the energy through underground pipes to buildings connected to the system. As a result, individual buildings do not need boilers, chillers or cooling towers
- The Combined Heat and Power Office Building utilizes solar thermal renewable energy systems which are installed on the office roof
- The office building foundation has large thermal storage capacity which greatly improves the energy performance of the building
More information on the USEPA award-winning combined heat and power generation project at Cornell University.
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