Life sciences

Vicinity’s energy solutions help eliminate disruptions, achieve a safer working environment, and reduce carbon emissions so that you can focus on groundbreaking life science innovations.

Problems we solve for life sciences


Deliver uninterrupted steam service to continue laboratory operations and meet the CDC’s preferred sterilization method


Lower energy intensity in high use life science buildings and create a path to decarbonize operations


Comply with impending legislation, city ordinances, and carbon reduction requirements

Drive innovation with 99.99% reliable steam delivery

Thermal energy from district energy provides cleaner sanitation, reliable heating and cooling, and more efficient humidification, keeping your innovative work safe and within an ideal environment.

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Food grade steam to meet sterilization needs

With steam sterilization as the U.S. Center for Disease Control’s recommended sterilization method, rest assured that your laboratory facilities​, vivariums​, autoclaves, animal cages, and surgical​ equipment ​are ready for mission-critical work.

Optimize energy efficiency and reduce costs

Learn why Vicinity’s services were the right solution for an award-winning biotechnology company in Cambridge, MA that required an alternative to the high cost and poor reliability of its existing local utility services. 

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Benefits of district energy

Vicinity’s robust energy solutions ensure reliability and resilience, so laboratories can focus on their core operations.

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Achieve sustainability goals

We're reducing carbon emissions in our operations and for our customers with renewable energy.

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Reduce energy risk

Rely on energy delivery from interconnected central facilities with multiple power supplies, fuel sources, and back-up generation.

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Sterilization and humidification

High-pressure steam is the most reliable, green, and economical option to meet the unique demands of life science and research facilities.

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Maximize real estate value

A district energy connection typically requires the same amount of space as a single parking space, so buildings can make economic use of all the space they have.

Improve reliability and safety

Our team offers a full array of customized solutions to ensure that your energy operations remain both reliable and safe.

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Reduce operations and maintenance costs

Vicinity’s O&M services maximize your infrastructure investment by keeping building energy systems working at peak performance.

As Vicinity offers developers like us the opportunity to source electric steam generated by renewable energy, we are able to achieve our climate goals and carbon emission reduction targets for our projects.
Jenny Whitson
Director of Sustainability and ESG, IQHQ

Meet building performance standards with district energy

Vicinity’s systems can help your properties meet the requirements set by cities and states to reduce carbon emissions in buildings.

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Connect with our team

Contact us to learn more about how Vicinity can help life sciences operations achieve energy and sustainability goals.