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Building Science: What is a CHP?

Building Science: What is a CHP?


July 21, 2015

We visit Yanmar’s facility in Adairsville, Ga., to learn how Combined Heat and Power units CHP), a compact and seemingly quiet technology, can power and heat an entire facility.

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