Using CHP to Lower Costs Amid Low Occupancy at Senior Living Homes

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Feb 17

Senior living homes saw a steady occupancy decline in 2020. To compensate, facilities have had to find ways to cut costs, without sacrificing the quality of life standards for their tenants. As census numbers continue to decline in 2021, facilities are being forced to tighten their purse strings even further—and we can help. Through this blog, we’ll explain how Combined Heat and Power (CHP) can provide cost-savings during periods of low occupancy at senior living homes.

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Make Energy Savings a Top Goal for 2021

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Jan 6

Believe it or not, 2020 has come to an end, and it’s time to start working toward your New Year’s resolutions for 2021. If energy efficiency isn’t topping your business’ list already, it could be a smart and cost-effective option to consider. We’ll explain how you can make energy savings a top goal for 2021, and how we can help.

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Natural Disaster CHP: Disaster Response Power

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Dec 10
The year 2020 saw its fair share of severe weather : 31 tropical or subtropical cyclones, 29 named storms and 12 hurricanes, to be exact. Closer to home, a damaging October storm ravaged Massachusetts, leaving a 320-mile-long damage path and more than 200,000 without power. We know a thing or two about weathering storms; as providers of natural disaster CHP technology, we help to keep the lights on even during a storm’s wake. Being as reliable as it is, some may refer to cogeneration as disaster response power. Here, we’ll look at some recent weather events and the industries that benefit from the resiliency of CHP technology.

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Why Natural Gas Is Good

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Nov 16

Each month, we take care in selecting a timely news topic or relevant service offering to blog about. We especially enjoy when those two paths intersect, as is the case this month and in this blog topic: why natural gas is good.

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Microgrids: The Alternative to Aging Grids and Blackouts

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Oct 13

Blackouts and fires are crippling California.

So far this year, state wildfires have burned 3.1 million acres, killed 12 people and destroyed nearly 4,000 structures. Six of the top 20 largest wildfires in California history have occurred this year alone, worsening the tough strain facing the state’s power infrastructure.

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Spotlight on Savings: The Aegis Shared Savings Program

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Sep 22

If this year has taught us anything, it’s this: expect the unexpected. Being in the business we are in, we’ve done a good job helping our customers prepare for unexpected energy issues, suggesting Combined Heat and Power (CHP) as a reliable solution—in terms of both energy production, consumption—and costs.

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Natural Gas Will Be Key to Our Economic Recovery

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Aug 18

How will the U.S. economy recover?

That’s the question every business owner and facility manager is asking now, as we deal with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. While signs of hope can seem few and far between, the U.S. Department of Energy believes that, among other efforts, natural gas will have a sizable role in our economic recovery.

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The Virtual BuildingEnergy Boston 2020: Transforming Existing Facilities

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Aug 3

A can’t-miss conference and trade show full of new contacts in the building, energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors, but without the expensive, uncomfortable travel and bad hotel food? Welcome to the BuildingEnergy Boston Conference + Trade Show.

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Natural Gas Is Vital in Cutting Facility Carbon Emissions

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Jul 21

Facility managers face increasing pressure to cut their buildings’ energy use and carbon emissions. Innovative technologies supplying more sustainable sources of energy have led to a drop in the country’s energy consumption. Wind and solar grab much of the focus, deservedly. But natural gas is vital in the global push to lower CO2 emissions. That’s the conclusion the International Energy Agency (IEA) reached this past spring.

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Five UW Campuses Phase Out Coal for Natural Gas

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Jun 24

This year, five University of Wisconsin (UW) campuses will phase out coal as a heat source in favor of a combination of natural gas and heating oil. The UW system will end its statewide contract to provide coal for the Stout, Oshkosh, Platteville, Stevens Point and Superior campuses. UW has upgraded the remaining coal-fired boilers to run mainly on natural gas with a fuel oil backup.

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