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Tri Harder The Final Chapter – Why do we have so many trigen systems and 6 reasons to install one

So what has driven the recent plethora of trigeneration systems? Why do we put them into buildings? Will there be more trigeneration systems in the future? I’ve covered a lot about trigeneration from Part 1 of Tri Harder where I talked about the different carbon intensities of grid electricity around the world to Part 6 […]

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Tri Harder Part 6 – What about flue emissions and maintenance?

Many, many years ago we moved our power generation from being within the city to being outside the city – driven by air quality, expanding populations and access to coal. But what about air quality from trigeneration systems, should we be worried about it? I’ve covered a lot about trigeneration from Part 1 of Tri […]

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Tri Harder Part 5 – What happens if the carbon intensity of the grid improves?

As more and more people becoming aware and believe in global warming the greater emphasis will be placed on action to decarbonise our grid. But what does that mean to trigeneration systems if the carbon intensity of the grid improves? In Part 1 of Tri Harder I talked about the different carbon intensities of grid […]

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Tri Harder – Part 4, Why do we consider carbon payback?

What is carbon payback and why do we consider it? We tend to focus primarily on operational energy and carbon in the property industry forgetting about the carbon associated with the manufacture and installation of building components. The amount of information and awareness of carbon emissions is increasing at a rapid rate. We can now […]

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Tri Harder – Part 3, How does trigeneration stack up in each state?

What is the carbon benefit of trigeneration, does it pay itself back, what are the numbers please? We have heard a lot in the industry recently about the benefits and non-benefits of trigeneration but not much on the actual numbers. So as promised this post shows the numbers. In Part 1 of Tri Harder I […]

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Tri Harder sidebar – gas no better for the climate than coal in generating electricity

A very quick sidebar to the triharder series – switching from coal fired electricity generation to gas fired electricity generation has no climate change benefit for 250 years!! I nearly fell off my three legged stool when I read this one. I first came across it in the climate progress blog, they have blogged about […]

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Tri Harder – Part 2, So what is the carbon intensity of tri-gen?

In Part 1 of Tri Harder I talked about the different carbon intensities of grid electricity around the world. Australia has one of the worst performing power grids in terms of carbon, being beaten by all of the developed world and most of the developing world too. The next question – is the whole of […]

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