WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecogen Inc., announced today the sale of a turnkey installation for a 75 kW and 20 ton combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) system at the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia, PA. The Independence Visitor Center is located on Independence National Historical Park, which is home to the national historical treasures of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. The Independence Visitor Center is the primary point of orientation for the Independence National Historic Park and is a 50,000 square foot facility and hosts more than two-million visitors annually. In its efforts to help Philadelphia become the most sustainable city in the nation, the Independence Visitor Center has taken valuable steps in reducing its carbon footprint.
After receiving a $1 million matching grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, the Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC) and PGW worked together to upgrade the infrastructure of the Independence Visitor Center which includes the 75 kW Tecogen cogeneration system and a 20 ton absorption chiller. This project will not only help reduce their overall carbon footprint by decreasing energy usage, but will also significantly reduce their energy bill, further advancing operations to obtaining a silver LEED certification.
"Tecogen turnkeys are designed to make solutions for energy efficiency and environmental responsibility simple, secure and to bring single point accountability to the projects," said Jeff Glick, vice president of sales and recipient of the Partnership Award for Innovative Energy Solutions from the Energy Solutions Center, for his work on the Independence Visitor Center CCHP installation. "We are proud to be powering, heating and cooling this innovative site which welcomes millions of people each year to the Philadelphia region that have come to visit our country's most historic landmarks."
Tecogen's 75 kW CHP modules offer among the highest overall efficiencies of any CHP systems, and have the most proven high reliability and serviceability in their class. These modules come fully pre-packaged from the factory including engine, generator, oil/ jacket/ exhaust heat recovery, controls, electrical switchgear, emissions controls, and modem for remote monitoring and data-logging. This factory pre-packaging allows for standardization and minimizes installation cost and complexity in the field. Available with either an indoor or outdoor enclosure and Tecogen's patent protected Ultra low emissions system, these systems can be installed virtually anywhere in the united States
Tecogen manufactures, installs and maintains high efficiency, Ultra-clean Combined Heat and Power products including natural gas engine-driven cogeneration, air conditioning systems, and high-efficiency water heaters for industrial and commercial use. Tecogen has shipped more than 2,000 units, supported by an established network of engineering, sales, and service personnel across the United States. For more information, please visit www.tecogen.com.
The Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC) is a Pennsylvania non-profit, 501(c)3 organization which operates in cooperation with the efforts of the National Park Service, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Independence Visitor Center is Independence National Historical Park's and the region's welcome center for people from all over the nation and the world offering visitor amenities including trip planning service, easy onsite ticketing for area attractions, multilingual concierge staff, comprehensive daily listing of area events, attraction displays and regional maps, free, informative historical and orientation films, free wireless Internet access and much more. Follow @PHLVisitorCntr, the Visitor Center's virtual concierge service on Twitter, and like us on Facebook. For more information about the Independence Visitor Center, visit www.PHLvisitorcenter.com.
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