Reliable Energy Supports Baltimore’s Professional Football and Baseball Teams

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Since construction of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1992 and the M&T Bank Stadium in 1998, both stadiums have leveraged the Baltimore district energy system for heating and domestic hot water. To provide cooling and chilled water to both stadiums, its owners, the Maryland Stadium Authority, opted to construct its own onsite chilled water plant in 1997, which Veolia currently operates under an O&M agreement.
 

CHALLENGE

Nestled in downtown Baltimore a few blocks from the Inner Harbor, the retro-style Oriole Park at Camden Yards blends traditional baseball stadium design with modern features and is currently in the process of obtaining LEED certification. Adjacent to Camden Yards, the M&T Bank Stadium is a LEED Gold certified (Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance) multi-purpose football stadium and one of the most praised stadiums in the National Football League for fan amenities, ease of access, concessions and other facilities. As two of the most preeminent sports stadiums in the country, both facilities feature state-of-the-art amenities and systems, including the use of “Green Steam” from the Baltimore district heating network for heating and domestic hot water. Although, when construction of the M&T Bank Stadium was being planned, an efficient cooling solution was required to support both stadiums.
 
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SOLUTION

By constructing its own chilled water plant, the Maryland Stadium Authority was able to supply cooling and chilled water to both the M&T Bank Stadium and Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Since the stadiums are in close proximity to each other, this offered a cost-effective and practical cooling solution. Veolia is currently serving as operator of the onsite cooling plant under an operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement, in addition to supplying both stadiums with steam under a separate long-term supply agreement. In addition, Veolia’s central chilled water system also supplies chilled water and cooling to the historic 45,000 square foot gateway station and museum located at the opening gates of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
  
M&T Bank Stadium
 

RESULTS

Through the use of Veolia’s “Green Steam,” central chilled water system and skilled operations experts, Baltimore’s premier football and baseball stadiums are benefitting from reliable heating and cooling for its various amenity spaces, including locker rooms, restaurant/café, suites, press areas, special event space and offices. Because Veolia’s district energy network incorporates renewable “Green Steam” originating from a waste-to-energy plant, the stadiums are not only benefitting from reliable heating, but also achieving a lower carbon footprint. Since 2013, the stadiums have reduced emissions by an average of 6.2 million lbs. per year – the equivalent of removing approximately 661 vehicles from the road.
 
M&T Bank Stadium

 

PROJECT FACTS

  • 20-year “Green Steam” agreement
  • 33,000 Mlbs.of steam annually
  • 6.2 million lbs.average reduction of emissions per year since 2013
  • 661 cars taken off the roads (carbon equivalent)
  • 3-year O&M agreement for the cooling plant
  • 20-year chilled water agreement for the Camden Station gateway house
  • 10 million ton-hours of chilled water consumption annually

LEARN MORE

  • Learn more about Veolia's Baltimore cooling and heating network
  • Download the brochure and map of our Baltimore service territory

CONTACT US

Veolia Baltimore
Email: baltimore@veolia.com
Tel:  410.649.2200
  • Project Facts

    PROJECT FACTS

    • 20-year “Green Steam” agreement
    • 33,000 Mlbs.of steam annually
    • 6.2 million lbs.average reduction of emissions per year since 2013
    • 661 cars taken off the roads (carbon equivalent)
    • 3-year O&M agreement for the cooling plant
    • 20-year chilled water agreement for the Camden Station gateway house
    • 10 million ton-hours of chilled water consumption annually
  • Learn More

    LEARN MORE

    • Learn more about Veolia's Baltimore cooling and heating network
    • Download the brochure and map of our Baltimore service territory
  • Contact Us

    CONTACT US

    Veolia Baltimore
    Email: baltimore@veolia.com
    Tel:  410.649.2200