Who We Are

The Combined Heat and Power Alliance (CHP Alliance) is the leading national voice for the deployment of combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP). We are a coalition of businesses, labor, contractors, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions with the common purpose to educate all Americans about CHP and WHP, and how CHP and WHP can make America’s manufacturers and other businesses more competitive, reduce energy costs, enhance grid reliability, and reduce emissions. We operated as the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency from 2010 to 2019, but in September 2019 we changed our name and refocused our mission on CHP and WHP.

The Combined Heat and Power Alliance advocates for state and federal policies that reduce financial and regulatory barriers for CHP and WHP. We work to expand markets for CHP and WHP systems by supporting smart energy legislation and by highlighting the role that CHP and WHP can play in reducing emissions.

The CHP Alliance is managed by its Board of Directors and staffed by David Gardiner and Associates. Learn more about our members.

Board of Directors

The CHP Alliance Members elected the following Board of Directors to oversee the operation of the CHP Alliance for 2022.


The Combined Heat and Power Alliance is staffed by David Gardiner and Associates, who, in coordination with the Board, the Executive Committee, and other committees established by the Board, conduct the CHP Alliance’s research and analysis, national and regional communications, and outreach.


The Combined Heat and Power Alliance is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is filing with the Internal Revenue Service to be a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Documentation regarding our corporate governance and financial information will be provided upon request. Send your request to sabreen@dgardiner.com