Tecogen Natural Gas Engine-Driven Chiller Line Receives OSHPD and IBC Seismic Certification

Securing Sale in New York City Hospital and Vertical Marketability

Dec 12, 2013, 09:48 ET from Tecogen

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecogen Inc. is proud to announce that its TECOCHILL® natural gas engine-driven chillers in the 150-400 ton range have received the State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Seismic Certification and the International Building Code (IBC) Certificate of Compliance for seismic applications. 

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"With the sale of systems to a major hospital in New York City pending this approval, we saw the OSHPD and IBC certifications as a necessary step in maintaining and enhancing our marketability, especially in the hospital and emergency healthcare vertical where the need for seismically certified equipment is gaining traction," said Robert Panora, President and COO of Tecogen.  "Furthermore, chillers to be used in hospitals in the state of California are required to have OSHPD certification. Currently, TECOCHILL is the only natural gas powered chilling system listed with OSHPD certification making it the only chilling system available to those hospitals desiring to significantly lower their operating costs by producing their air conditioning using gas as opposed to electricity.  With significant cooling loads and a large need for domestic hot water, healthcare facilities are ideal candidates for Tecogen cogeneration and Tecochill gas powered chilling."

Tecogen's TECOCHILL® Natural Gas Engine-Driven chillers are available in capacities ranging from 25 to 400 tons, including air-cooled and water-cooled models.  The chillers can provide both cooling and heat for a building from a single fuel source, resulting in dramatic savings on energy bills.  They also provide significant electrical demand reductions during peak times of the year.

Tecogen chillers, combined heat and power modules and high efficiency water heaters offer reliable, clean energy performance for today's heating, chilling, and power needs in even the most stringent air quality districts.  Available across all of its product lines, Tecogen's Ultra-low emissions system delivers emissions that are on par with those from fuel cells, well within compliance for Best Available Control Technology (BACT) limits for stationary natural gas engines and meet CARB 2007 guideline for commercial and industrial facilities. 

About Tecogen
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.

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Tecogen Media Contact Information:
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Tecogen Inc.
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