Vicinity Energy announced its plans for the decarbonization of commercial buildings. They plan to provide renewable energy substitutes, such as electric boilers, thermal storage, and industrial-scale heat pumps.
This could make a significant impact as commercial buildings are the biggest source of emissions in big cities,
According to the Environmental Leader, Vicinity Energy plans to use its existing infrastructure to produce and distribute steam. Their plan is to use their underground pipes and electric substations to provide hot and chilled water to 230 million square feet of building space across the US.
The company plans to offer commercial buildings clean energy without high investments or expensive onsite retrofits.
Overall, buildings could even save money from the decarbonization of their facilities.
One such example is in Arkansas, where Johnson Controls cut more than 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and saved $229 million since 2010.
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