Energy

District Heating

District Heating

Veolia's steam delivery can interface with any type of HVAC building system to provide low cost and reliable thermal energy service.

RELIABLE, LOW-COST THERMAL ENERGY 

District energy is the production and distribution of thermal energy, produced at a central plant and distributed to the community through an underground piping network. District heating allows buildings to forego the installation of onsite boilers or furnaces, helping to reduce capital and operations and maintenance (O&M) costs while improving reliability and redundancy.
 
Whatever the comfort requirements, and capital budget, we can design a system that works efficiently with steam.  While many customers use our steam directly to heat their buildings, most convert steam to hot water uses for heating their facilities. In those locations where we deliver hot water, the service can be equally versatile to meet HVAC system needs.

We have worked with customers whose heating systems include:

  • Steam or hot water radiators
  • Water source heat pumps
  • Variable air volume systems
  • Two-pipe and four-pipe fan coil systems
  • Induction systems
  • Perimeter hot water and steam or hot water pre-heating through air handlers


 

REPRESENTATIVE NETWORKS

Philadelphia, PA
  • 300 customers
  • 4.0 million lbs./hour of steam/hot water
Boston-Cambridge, MA
  • 250 customers
  • 2.8 million lbs./hour of steam/hot water
Baltimore, MD
  • 250 customers
  • 1.5 million lbs./hour of steam
Kansas City, MO
  • 60 customers
  • ​1.3 million lbs./hour of steam/ hot water

FEATURED PROJECT

Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI
Overlooking downtown Grand Rapids, Van Andel Institute (VAI) is a world-class biomedical research and science education facility at the forefront of research fighting cancer, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases. Operating under a 10-year contract, Veolia provides VAI with 9,750 pounds per hour (lb/hr) or steam for heating, hot water, humidification, equipment sterilization and decontamination of lab waste via its Grand Rapids thermal energy plant. 

BENEFITS

Customers:
  • Typically experience 99.999% availability
  • Demonstrated reliability to support mission-critical requirements
  • Eliminate capital costs, interest payments, property taxes, insurance costs, and maintenance contracts for new in-building heating and cooling systems
  • Preserve space, avoiding large mechanical rooms
  • Increase in revenue-generating space (removal of mechanical rooms for boilers and chillers)
  • Improved safety of operation and lower insurance rates by removing on-site fuel and chemical storage
  • Avoid equipment maintenance and lower your ongoing operating and maintenance costs
  • Minimize labor and administrative costs
  • Transfer energy, operating, and environmental risks to Veolia 
  • Potential points for LEED and ENERGY STAR certification

Veolia:
  • Assumes operating risks
  • Complies with stringent environmental rules
  • Invests in technology for your benefit

READ MORE

Read more about our energy offers in our energy brochure, which covers a range of energy services.
  • Representative Networks

    REPRESENTATIVE NETWORKS

    Philadelphia, PA
    • 300 customers
    • 4.0 million lbs./hour of steam/hot water
    Boston-Cambridge, MA
    • 250 customers
    • 2.8 million lbs./hour of steam/hot water
    Baltimore, MD
    • 250 customers
    • 1.5 million lbs./hour of steam
    Kansas City, MO
    • 60 customers
    • ​1.3 million lbs./hour of steam/ hot water
  • Featured Project

    FEATURED PROJECT

    Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI
    Overlooking downtown Grand Rapids, Van Andel Institute (VAI) is a world-class biomedical research and science education facility at the forefront of research fighting cancer, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases. Operating under a 10-year contract, Veolia provides VAI with 9,750 pounds per hour (lb/hr) or steam for heating, hot water, humidification, equipment sterilization and decontamination of lab waste via its Grand Rapids thermal energy plant. 
  • Benefits

    BENEFITS

    Customers:
    • Typically experience 99.999% availability
    • Demonstrated reliability to support mission-critical requirements
    • Eliminate capital costs, interest payments, property taxes, insurance costs, and maintenance contracts for new in-building heating and cooling systems
    • Preserve space, avoiding large mechanical rooms
    • Increase in revenue-generating space (removal of mechanical rooms for boilers and chillers)
    • Improved safety of operation and lower insurance rates by removing on-site fuel and chemical storage
    • Avoid equipment maintenance and lower your ongoing operating and maintenance costs
    • Minimize labor and administrative costs
    • Transfer energy, operating, and environmental risks to Veolia 
    • Potential points for LEED and ENERGY STAR certification

    Veolia:
    • Assumes operating risks
    • Complies with stringent environmental rules
    • Invests in technology for your benefit
  • Read More

    READ MORE

    Read more about our energy offers in our energy brochure, which covers a range of energy services.