Vicinity, IQHQ Partner for Carbon-Neutral Development

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Vicinity Energy, a national company known for its wide range of district energy systems in the US and its leadership in decarbonisation, has announced a partnership with IQHQ, Inc., a top-notch real estate development firm specialising in sustainability for the life sciences sector.

Vicinity will provide its cutting-edge, carbon-free thermal energy solution, eSteam™, to IQHQ to rapidly decarbonise IQHQ's developments in the Fenway neighbourhood. As a result, IQHQ's 109 Brookline Avenue development will exclusively use eSteam™ for heating, making it one of the first buildings in Boston to be completely carbon neutral.

The 305,000-square-foot office and lab space is part of IQHQ's FWD district, a thriving life science hub that connects Kenmore Square and the Longwood Medical Academic Area.

Additionally, IQHQ is also planning to use eSteam™ at its Fenway Center development, a mixed-use, transit-focused life science campus located at the western entrance to Boston. The Fenway Center project will encompass close to 1 million square feet of commercial office and laboratory space, built above the Mass Pike, and will serve as the centrepiece of IQHQ's FWD district.

“At IQHQ, we commit to developing class-A life science districts that provide our tenant, visitors, and communities at large with healthy, resilient, and responsible spaces,” said Jenny Whitson, Director, Sustainability & ESG for IQHQ. “We are excited to partner with Vicinity Energy to decarbonise the steam serving our projects.”

Vicinity’s eSteam™ solution offers a unique opportunity for building owners and property managers to meet their sustainability goals while reducing their carbon footprint and contributing to the fight against climate change. With the deployment of electric boilers, heat pumps, and thermal storage, the company is leading the way in the transition to a cleaner energy future and promoting the use of renewable energy sources.

By promising to get rid of all carbon emissions from its operations, Vicinity shows its commitment to sustainability and sets an example for other businesses to follow. The deployment of eSteam™ in the Fenway neighbourhood of Boston marks a significant milestone in Vicinity’s clean energy plans and is just the beginning of its efforts to support communities in the transition to a low-carbon future.

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