Meeting Boston’s Energy and Infrastructure Needs

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There are many iconic sights in the City of Boston and surrounding region – from historic landmarks built in colonial times to modern skyscrapers – reflecting Boston’s respect of the past with its vision for the future.  Aggressive sustainability and carbon reduction goals demonstrate the city’s leadership in clean energy.   Veolia’s district energy system blends traditional with new technologies, reflecting this heritage. 

Beneath the streets of Boston and Cambridge, a labyrinth of pipes delivers recycled “Green Steam” to some of the nation’s leading colleges and universities, biotechnology firms, hospitals and high-tech companies – all which require reliable, low-carbon energy to operate.  Powered by Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Veolia’s innovative district energy system is reducing emissions in Boston and Cambridge, while supporting the region’s energy requirements, economic growth and redevelopment.

With some of the oldest infrastructure in the nation, cities and towns in the Northeast are faced with a range of utility challenges.  By partnering with a number of regional communities, we’re helping to provide clean drinking water and protect our local waterways by effectively treating wastewater.  To help further safeguard the environment and health of our community, our facilities in Charlestown, Marlborough and West Bridgewater manage hazardous and regulated waste recycling, reclamation and hazardous materials disposal solutions for the region’s pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare, manufacturing and utility sectors.

 

“Veolia has been a strong and loyal partner with the city, and the completion of this project marks an important step forward in attaining our Greenovate Boston goal of reducing Boston's greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050." -Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh

  

 

FEATURED PROJECTS

  • “Under the expert oversight of Veolia, our response time to all aspects of our system has improved greatly.  Veolia is a true partner with New London going over and beyond what we could ever have expected, time and time again.” – Chairman of the Water & Water Pollution Control Authority Barry J. Weiner
  • ​As one of the longest-running water and wastewater treatment programs in the O&M industry, Veolia's partnership with Brockton has garnered numerous safety and water quality awards, while achieving operational savings of more than $500,000 in the first year alone.
  • “Veolia’s commitment to the City of Leominster is unparalleled...” – Director of Public Works Patrick LaPointe

FEATURED PROJECTS

  • “This investment helps stimulate economic growth within our vital business and university facilities. The ‘Green Steam’ project will deliver higher efficiency and a lower carbon footprint – a combination that will benefit Veolia’s Cambridge and Boston customers.” – Cambridge Mayor David P. Maher
  • “Since completion of the project, The Dimock Center has significantly reduced energy expenses, while improving efficiencies and the comfort of our employees and patients.” – President and CEO Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan
  • With total energy island capability, the MATEP cogeneration plant provides critical energy to five Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals in the Longwood Area of Boston.

FEATURED PROJECTS

  • "We have an internal requirement to rebid with our vendors every four years, even if we love them.  Each time we rebid, Veolia comes back, and they win the contract, partly because of pricing but mostly because of their service.” – Jeffrey Harris, chemical safety specialist at Carnegie Mellon University
  • "Providing integrated industrial services and total waste management helped us engage our customer's employees to better manage their resources together." – Elizabeth Vanasse, Veolia account manager for an industrial steel manufacturer
  • Watch the video highlighting our environmental onsite services for the biotech industry: “MassBio is the first and oldest trade association representing the biotech industry in the world. A big feature that we provide for our member companies is a purchasing consortium. Veolia is always there and willing to come up with a solution, a solution that’s sustainable, a solution that’s beneficial to the environment and a solution that they can afford." – CEO Bob Coughlin ​

IN THE NEWS

  • Water

    FEATURED PROJECTS

    • “Under the expert oversight of Veolia, our response time to all aspects of our system has improved greatly.  Veolia is a true partner with New London going over and beyond what we could ever have expected, time and time again.” – Chairman of the Water & Water Pollution Control Authority Barry J. Weiner
    • ​As one of the longest-running water and wastewater treatment programs in the O&M industry, Veolia's partnership with Brockton has garnered numerous safety and water quality awards, while achieving operational savings of more than $500,000 in the first year alone.
    • “Veolia’s commitment to the City of Leominster is unparalleled...” – Director of Public Works Patrick LaPointe
  • Energy

    FEATURED PROJECTS

    • “This investment helps stimulate economic growth within our vital business and university facilities. The ‘Green Steam’ project will deliver higher efficiency and a lower carbon footprint – a combination that will benefit Veolia’s Cambridge and Boston customers.” – Cambridge Mayor David P. Maher
    • “Since completion of the project, The Dimock Center has significantly reduced energy expenses, while improving efficiencies and the comfort of our employees and patients.” – President and CEO Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan
    • With total energy island capability, the MATEP cogeneration plant provides critical energy to five Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals in the Longwood Area of Boston.
  • Waste management

    FEATURED PROJECTS

    • "We have an internal requirement to rebid with our vendors every four years, even if we love them.  Each time we rebid, Veolia comes back, and they win the contract, partly because of pricing but mostly because of their service.” – Jeffrey Harris, chemical safety specialist at Carnegie Mellon University
    • "Providing integrated industrial services and total waste management helped us engage our customer's employees to better manage their resources together." – Elizabeth Vanasse, Veolia account manager for an industrial steel manufacturer
    • Watch the video highlighting our environmental onsite services for the biotech industry: “MassBio is the first and oldest trade association representing the biotech industry in the world. A big feature that we provide for our member companies is a purchasing consortium. Veolia is always there and willing to come up with a solution, a solution that’s sustainable, a solution that’s beneficial to the environment and a solution that they can afford." – CEO Bob Coughlin ​
  • In the News

    IN THE NEWS