The Bette Companies have been active in green building and sustainable practices for decades. Building an extensive portfolio of work in the Healthcare, Higher Education, and Manufacturing industries, our group found common issues and goals that were prevalent. Insight into the development of power quality issues and collective desire to reduce carbon footprints as well as operating costs.
In 2005, Bette & Cring served as a general contractor for a new $30 Million senior housing community that included a cogeneration plant. This project proved to be a springboard for thoughtful consideration of cogenerated power and its application in these issues industries.
Through those experiences, the Bette Companies gained an appreciation for the advantages of cogenerated power as well as a first-hand understanding of the shortcomings in the industry. Finding a shortage of qualified designers, disjointed training for plant operators, and a customer who wasn’t sure how and when to use their CHP plant.
It became evident that there was a need for a qualified, full-service provider who could direct the entire process from feasibility studies to “Design-Build-Operate” – and a plan began to take shape.
Through strategic hiring and partnering, the Bette Companies created a business within our family of companies – Cogen Power Technologies – to provide comprehensive cogeneration technology and implementation expertise to the marketplace and fill that void.