October 26, 2012
Texas Combined Heat and Power Initiative recognized Henry Heier, Executive Director of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Louisiana as CHP Industry Policy Champion for 2012.
Texas Combined Heat and Power Initiative (TXCHPI), an association of business interests that supports CHP technology applications in industrial, commercial and institutional settings recently hosted CHP2012 in Houston. The conference and trade show event was attended by industry professionals from across the nation and has become one of the nation’s largest CHP industry events. Awards were presented at the event to recognize exemplary projects, industry professionals and industry allies.
At CHP20112 the industry recognized Henry Heier, Executive Director of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Louisiana as its Policy Champion. The Policy Champion Award is given to an elected official, regulator or individual that helps promote positive public policy that advances the use of CHP.
Heier and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Louisiana, and other CHP supporters and advocates in Louisiana, introduced legislation in the Louisiana House aimed at ensuring that CHP would be evaluated prior to the construction or renovation of any of critical government facilities. Much like an existing law in Texas, the Louisiana effort was aimed at keeping critical facilities running with reliable CHP systems when major storms and disasters strike.
Throughout the legislative process Henry Heier and his team helped educate members of the Louisiana Legislature on the merits of CHP and value these systems add to critical facilities during times of crisis. Through his efforts Louisiana State Resolution 171 was passed calling for CHP evaluations when critical government facilities are built or renovated.
“Henry Heier and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Louisiana helped convey the need for this legislation and how CHP systems can help the citizens of his state during times of crisis.” said TXCHPI Chairman, Ray Deyoe, Managing Director, Integral Power “The legislation will lead to more energy security and reliability to keep operations up and running for first responders and others when they are needed the most."
About the TXCHPI
The Texas Combined Heat & Power Initiative (TXCHPI) is a non-profit association of business interests that supports clean, energy-efficient, CHP technology applications in industrial, commercial and institutional settings. TXCHPI champions CHP as the most effective, economical and environmentally sensible energy option for Texas.
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