Veolia North America announced Monday it had opened a new facility in the Baltimore Convention Center. The company designs, develops and manages waste, energy and water management solutions for government facilities and commercial buildings.
The new $11.8 million facility will provide heating and cooling, through chilled water and steam, for the Baltimore Convention Center and approximately 50 other buildings in the city.
The new chilled water plant will help the city meet its goal of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by 2020.
“The new facility is a win-win for the environment and the economy through the teamwork between Veolia, the City of Baltimore, the BCC and the MSA,” John Gibson, president and COO of Veolia’s Municipal & Commercial business said in a statement. “This collaboration enables us to bring improved value to customers and the community. Due to the extraordinary coordination of all involved, the project was delivered under-budget and ahead of schedule, despite the challenging timeline. We look forward to equally successful and beneficial partnerships with the city and our stakeholders in the future.”