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Central Plant Upgrades

Central plants typically utilize four major components including: energy sources; systems to convert the energy sources to thermal energy, (chilled and hot water); transmission and distribution systems; and an end-use component such as individual buildings redistributing heating/cooling agents within the building to provide thermal comfort and ventilation.

Central plant systems are often used in campus environments to serve multiple buildings with heating and/or cooling agents from a central plant source. Ameresco has the capability to design and construct a central plant or cogeneration system providing power, heat and/or cooling to a building, or a small-scale plant that produces electricity, gas, heat or cooling from renewable sources of energy.

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