Faculty Advisor

Johnson, Sharon

Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

We explored the potential use of combined heat and power (CHP) on the main campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. CHP units have the potential to reduce electricity and heating costs, while simultaneously lowering greenhouse gas emissions. We interviewed stakeholders to determine requirements, carried out a payback analysis, and estimated carbon waste savings. The team concluded that implementing a 2 megawatt reciprocating CHP unit would be best for campus.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2019

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Industrial Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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