Electricity Generation


YANMAR CHP (Combined Heat & Power) has the following advantages over traditional energy delivery methods of centralized power plants and onsite gas use:

  1. Onsite Generation: Electricity is generated close to the point of use, helping to avoid transmission and distribution losses that occur when electricity travels over power lines. YANMAR CHP with Blackout Start (BOS) capability can provide electricity even when the grid has failed due to storms or other factors.
  2. Waste Heat Recovery: Thermal energy from space heating, domestic hot water heating, pool/spa heating and dehumidification or process applications goes unused in centralized power plants as waste, but in YANMAR CHP applications, it is used to offset boiler or other heating device usage.
  3. Simple Integration: YANMAR CHP can be easily integrated into various electrical and thermal systems in small commercial or residential applications, including new construction and retrofitting into existing buildings.
  4. View CHP models and specs.


YANMAR VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) natural gas heat pump systems provide high efficiency heating and cooling for commercial buildings. By using natural gas and reversible air-source technology, these world-class engines deliver low running costs, reduced CO2 emissions and use minimal electricity. While our VRF technology has been a preferred alternative to electric heat pumps for more than 30 years, YANMAR's innovations continue to refine VRF to its highest potential. Key benefits to YANMAR’s VRF systems include:

  1. Energy Efficiency: By utilizing a highly efficient natural gas-powered variable speed engine to drive dual scroll compressors, the YANMAR VRF system can reduce electricity usage by up to 90% compared to traditional air conditioning systems.
  2. Environmental Benefits: Natural gas as an energy source produces significantly lower amounts of harmful emissions: 80% less NOx, 100% less SOx and 35% less CO2 than coal. By utilizing natural gas, YANMAR's VRF technology not only helps preserve precious energy resources, but also reduces harmful emissions.
  3. Economic Savings: With lower operating and infrastructure costs and greater efficiency, the YANMAR VRF system offers substantially lower system lifecycle costs compared to electric systems on the market today. In fact, our VRF system reduces overall running costs by 30-70% depending on local utility costs.
  4. View VRF models and specs.

 Environmental Benefits

For more information, contact LSM: send us an email or call our Commercial Plumbing at 780-532-4418.



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