Advantages of using Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems in Care Home Builds

The Green Revolution

In the wake of the green revolution that has taken place over recent years, more building developers, home owners and architects are looking for cost-effective ways to reduce energy bills and decrease the size of their property’s carbon footprint.

Among the numerous developments across the development industry, combined heat and power systems have become increasingly popular.  

This is thanks to their ability to culminate multiple energy systems to create a centralised unit that simplifies maintenance operations while reducing costs and energy consumption figures.

Commercial and residential developments, such as care homes, have seen many benefits from switching to a combined heat and power system and have managed to maximise energy usage and improve operations overall.

Anyone planning to invest in the care home market should consider using a CHP system. Here are some of the many advantages you could benefit from.

Increasing Energy Efficiency

The way that a CHP system is designed means that it can utilise units of energy in a way that maximises proficiency and reduces waste.

The system is a combination of technologies that provides electric and heat power, often in the form of heat or steam.

The heat recovery unit built into a CHP system is designed to utilise as much energy as possible by reducing the amount of energy that would ordinarily be lost or wasted.

This means that energy bills for care homes would be reduced through the use of a CHP system which means that total overheads would be reduced and the amount capital available for upgrades and resident care improvements would be increased.

Combined Heat & Power

Consistent Energy Benefits

In the event of a power cut, CHP systems can maintain a steady stream of electricity to a building which has been cut off from the grid.

This is great news for care home operators that need to ensure things such as electrical systems, heating units, refrigeration units and communication devices are all still operational.

Having a safety net in the event of a power cut is essential to the operation of a care home.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

Although this benefit is not specific to the care home sector, a reduced carbon footprint is beneficial to the local and global environment but is also a subject which many potential residents may consider when looking for a place to live.

By reducing the overall energy used and decreasing waste, a CHP system can reduce the amount of carbon emissions produced by up to 30%.

This is beneficial to any developers looking to reduce their environmental impact.

There are also a rising number of government initiatives that reward developers and companies operating in the residential industry for reducing the level of emissions that they output.

Attractive Rates & Price Reductions

By using a CHP system, care home operators will be able to offer more attractive rates to potential residents thanks to the overall reductions in overheads and operating costs.

This means that you will be able to increase the level of residents and improve your revenue stream.

By offering lower and more competitive rates, care homes sing CHP systems will be more appealing to families and potential residents that are looking for somewhere comfortable but affordable.

For further information on commercial mechanical and electrical systems or to take advantage of our free 30-minute specification consultation please contact the Elite team on 0114 269 3162 or email

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