A powerful solution to decarbonize commercial buildings

Our advanced district energy solutions for heating, cooling, sterilization, and humidification provide building owners, developers, and cities with a clear path to achieving sustainability goals.
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Powering sustainability today

Through industrial-scale electric boilers, heat pump complexes, and thermal storage, Vicinity is the first in the U.S. to introduce carbon-free eSteam™ to rapidly decarbonize commercial buildings.

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Eliminate risk with reliable district energy

District energy uses local resources to tackle global energy and environmental challenges. How does it work?

1. Produce

Our district energy facility produces steam or chilled water at efficiencies not achievable through onsite heating and cooling.

2. Distribute

Steam or chilled water is distributed to our customers via a network of underground pipes.

3. Connect

Buildings connected to our system use steam or chilled water for heating, cooling, sterilization, and humidification.

4. Reduce

The centralized production of energy is highly efficient and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

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Top organizations trust Vicinity to provide sustainable, reliable district energy solutions.

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We help leading organizations use energy more efficiently and sustainably.


See what our customers are saying.

To preserve the historic artifacts housed in the Walters Art Museum, our buildings must meet precise humidification requirements. The reliability of district energy and its ability to meet the needs of our exhibitions while reducing our carbon footprint made Vicinity an excellent choice.

Julia Marciari Walters Art Museum, Andrea B. and John H. Laporte Director

The steam and chilled water services that Vicinity Energy provides are crucial to the operational efficiency of our hospital and support our mission to provide excellent and compassionate clinical care to all citizens of Baltimore.

Robert Beckwith Mercy Medical Center, Vice President of Support Services and Construction

We’ve been very happy with our longstanding steam service from Vicinity, and look forward to the additional efficiency, reliability and peace of mind we can expect from their chilled water service. Keeping our guests comfortable is our number one priority and we’re proud to be reducing our carbon footprint in the process.

John Glenn Hotel Phillips, General Manager

Reliable service is essential in operating the Walnut Street Theatre, America’s oldest theatre. We chose Vicinity to meet today’s modern demands in operating our National Historic Landmark because of their outstanding track record and dedication to the community.

Mark Sylvester Walnut Street Theatre, Managing Director

Thanks to the reliability and flexibility of district energy, tenants can be confident that our labs will maintain consistent 24/7 heating, reheating, sterilization and humidification to meet the specific requirements needed to support their critical research.

Sam Mattei Keystone Property Group, Senior Property Manager

At IQHQ, we have a commitment to developing class-A life science districts that provide our tenants, visitors, and communities at large with healthy, resilient, and responsible spaces. We are excited to partner with Vicinity Energy to decarbonize the steam serving our projects.

Jenny Whitson IQHQ, Director, Sustainability & ESG
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A trusted and reliable owner and operator of 19 district energy systems nationwide, the first in the U.S. to introduce carbon-free eSteam™ to rapidly decarbonize our customers.

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