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Meet Local Building Performance Standards With District Energy

Talk to our team of energy experts today to learn how district energy can help your Boston and Cambridge buildings meet BERDO 2.0 and BEUDO requirements.

What is District Energy?

An innovative and sustainable solution, district energy involves the production of thermal energy from a central plant that is transported through underground pipes. District energy is safer, more efficient, and more resilient than conventional onsite energy generation with a lower carbon impact—which is beneficial for businesses, communities, and the future.

In addition to improving energy infrastructures and providing 99.99% reliability, district energy doesn’t require onsite boilers or chillers—freeing up space, eliminating the risk of onsite combustion, and reducing upfront capital and ongoing operations and maintenance costs.

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Products & Services

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A carbon-free renewable energy product that is the most cost-effective, reliable way to rapidly decarbonize your building.

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District Heating & Cooling

Eliminate the need for onsite combustion, district energy is the cleaner alternative for heating and cooling services.

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Sterilization & Humidification

With 99.99% reliability, you experience uninterrupted, mission-critical sterilization and humidification services when you need it.

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Energy Asset Management & Upgrades

With our team of experts, we manage your energy infrastructure so you don’t have to.

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Energy Efficiency & Optimization

Innovative technologies and resources to reach your energy sustainability goals.

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Energy Infrastructure Operations & Management

Solutions for the long-term operation, management and maintenance of complex energy infrastructure.

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Meet The Federal Building Performance Standard With District Energy

Vicinity's systems can help you instantly meet the requirements set by Biden's Building Performance Standard (BPS) while benefiting from the efficient, sustainable, and reliable service district energy provides.

Industries We Serve

Colleges & Universities

Run your campuses efficiently with sustainable energy solutions.

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Commercial Real Estate

Attract tenants and maximize profits by making the switch to cleaner energy.

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Committed to continuous improvement to meet the latest guidelines and regulations.

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Mission-critical work needs 99.99% reliable energy so you can focus on what matters most—your patients

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Keep your establishments running smoothly with sustainable, efficient energy.

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Life Sciences

With clean steam, the integrity of your research will never be compromised.

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Our Customers

We help organizations of all sizes—from hospitals to hotels to municipalities—use and manage energy more efficiently, sustainably, and strategically.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Van Andel Institute
Northeastern University
Kent County Department of Public Works
Flash Cube Apartments
Jefferson Health
National Aquarium
Maryland Stadium Authority
New England Aquarium
Boston Medical Center
Walnut Street Theatre

Learn more about our district energy electrification plan 

eSteam™ is the first commercial renewable thermal energy product in the U.S. to accelerate urban decarbonization.