KANSAS CITY, June 21, 2022 – Vicinity Energy has received an Outstanding Mechanical Installation (OMI) Award in the large mechanical project class by the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) of Kansas City, Missouri, for its chilled water lateral expansion completed in collaboration with Enerfab and Davidson Architecture + Engineering.
The OMI Awards recognize the best mechanical projects completed in the last three years in the Kansas City Area. Projects are evaluated based on the complexity, quality, serviceability, and overall difficulty of the challenges involved.
The project expanded Vicinity’s district energy system piping 12,000 ft. to serve chilled water to the west side of Kansas City’s Central Business District. In conjunction with contractors Enerfab and engineers at Davidson Architecture + Engineering, the project included the interconnection of the first three customer buildings to be served by the lateral expansion: Flashcube apartments, KC Downtown Convention Center Hotel, and the MC Realty-owned 114 W. 11th Street.
With a commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Vicinity Energy is currently electrifying its district energy systems in Boston and Cambridge with its other locations to follow. The company’s multi-pronged decarbonization and electrification plan includes installing innovative technologies such as electric boilers, industrial-scale heat pumps, and thermal storage. As a key part of this strategy, Vicinity announced the launch of eSteam™, the first-ever carbon-free thermal energy product powered by renewable energy.
Over the next few years, Vicinity’s Kansas City operations will begin to procure renewable energy sources and work towards rapidly decarbonizing buildings connected to the district energy system in the city.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Kansas City,” said Scott Stordahl, general manager for Vicinity Energy. “This project involved a lot of hard work and collaboration from our team and partners, and we’re proud to expand our offering of reliable chilled water to more Kansas City buildings.”
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About Vicinity Energy
Vicinity Energy is a clean energy company that owns and operates the nation’s most extensive portfolio of district energy systems. Vicinity produces and distributes reliable clean steam, hot water, and chilled water to over 230 million square feet of building space nationwide. Vicinity is committed to achieving net zero carbon across its portfolio by 2050. Vicinity continuously invests in its infrastructure and the latest technologies to accelerate the transition and rapidly decarbonize commercial and institutional buildings in city centers. For more information about Vicinity’s Clean Energy Future commitment, visit www.vicinityenergy.us.
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