Meet Local and Federal Building Performance Standards with District Energy

The Biden Administration announced the first-ever Federal Building Performance Standard (BPS), which aims to cut energy use and recognizes district energy as a solution for Federally-owned buildings to meet their targets by 2030.

Many states and cities around the U.S. are enacting similar building performance standards for existing and new buildings, such as BERDO 2.0 in Boston, BEUDO in Cambridge, and BEPS in Baltimore. Electrifying our district energy systems to offer eSteam™ will help you meet these new building standards.

How Vicinity Energy Can Help

  • Our carbon-free eSteam™ product will help our customers meet local and federal building performance standards
  • District energy is a more affordable alternative to installing onsite electric equipment
  • Our team can provide monthly energy usage data for your buildings

District heating and cooling is a reliable and green solution for commercial buildings and campuses

Vicinity’s District Energy Electrification Plan

Over the last 100 years, fuel agnostic district energy systems have demonstrated their ability to switch fuels to generate steam from increasingly cleaner sources, from coal to oil to natural gas. District energy systems are poised to lead through this next energy transition to carbon-free, greener sources to ensure the health and longevity of our communities.

Vicinity has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and the backbone of our decarbonization plan is the rapid electrification of our operations. We have a detailed, phased strategy to install new technologies like electric boilers, industrial-scale heat pumps, and thermal salt batteries before the end of the decade.

District Energy Electrification eSteam™

Interested in learning more about how district energy can help your building meet new performance standards?

Our Electrification Plan in Action

With the help of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, we kicked off our electrification plans with the deconstruction of the steam turbine at our Kendall facility, paving the way for the installation of our first 42MW electric boiler.

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Infographic showing Vicinity Energy's Path to a Clean Energy Future

A Clean Energy Future is in our Grasp

By taking action and implementing a host of innovative energy strategies and technologies, Vicinity is leading the way to building decarbonization.

Our Clean Energy Future vision reinforces Vicinity’s commitment to further greening our existing sustainable district energy systems, making us the smart energy choice for cities, customers, and the environment.

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