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Vicinity Energy Awarded with Outstanding Mechanical Installation Award in Kansas City

By District Energy posted 06-28-2022 16:55




Vicinity Energy has received an Outstanding Mechanical Installation (OMI) Award in the large mechanical project class by the Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) of Kansas City, Missouri, for its chilled water lateral expansion completed in collaboration with Enerfab and Davidson Architecture + Engineering.

The OMI Awards recognize the best mechanical projects completed in the last three years in the Kansas City Area. Projects are evaluated based on the complexity, quality, serviceability, and overall difficulty of the challenges involved.

The project expanded Vicinity’s district energy system piping 12,000 ft. to serve chilled water to the west side of Kansas City’s Central Business District. In conjunction with contractors Enerfab and engineers at Davidson Architecture + Engineering, the project included the interconnection of the first three customer buildings to be served by the lateral expansion: Flashcube apartments, KC Downtown Convention Center Hotel, and the MC Realty-owned 114 W. 11th Street.

With a commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Vicinity Energy is currently electrifying its district energy systems in Boston and Cambridge with its other locations to follow. The company’s multi-pronged decarbonization and electrification plan include installing innovative technologies such as electric boilers, industrial-scale heat pumps, and thermal storage. As a key part of this strategy, Vicinity announced the launch of eSteam™, the first-ever carbon-free thermal energy product powered by renewable energy.

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