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Carbon-free buildings

How century-old district energy’ networks can help decarbonize cities

Vicinity Energy aims to convert Boston’s steam network to run on clean electricity, showing how some cities can move toward climate-friendly heating and cooling of buildings.

Jeff St. John  . 

Vicinity Energy's Kendall steam plant in downtown Boston. An industrial complex surrounded by a pond.
This steam plant in downtown Boston could become the hub of an all-electric district energy system. (Vicinity Energy)