EPA has developed several tools for policy makers, policy advocates, energy managers, facility owners, project developers, and other interested parties to help evaluate the opportunity for CHP. The tools are designed for users with an elementary to moderate understanding of CHP technology and its terminology but are easy to use. Learn more about CHP.
These tools will help users estimate the environmental benefits of CHP and evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of a potential CHP system, while in the process gaining a better understanding of CHP policies and incentives.
CHP Energy and Emissions Savings Calculator
This tool calculates and compares the estimated fuel consumption and air pollutant emissions (CO2e, SO2, and NOX) of a CHP system and a comparable separate heat and power system (e.g., grid power and a boiler system).
CHP Screening Tool
This tool provides an initial “screen,” or preliminary assessment, of the economic feasibility of implementing a CHP system at a specific facility. View the full step-by-step process for developing CHP projects. EPA CHP Partnership Partners are a go-to resource on CHP and CHP project development. The DOE CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships also provide technical assistance to assess CHP project feasibility.
LEED® CHP Calculator
This tool helps Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project teams estimate the energy cost savings and LEED points a building can earn with the use of CHP.
dCHPP (CHP Policies and Incentives Database, pronounced “dee-chip”) is an online database that allows users to search for CHP policies and incentives by state or at the federal level that can be used to improve the economic feasibility of a CHP project.