When the City of Cambridge experienced a massive power outage that left thousands in the dark, one biotechnology company managed to keep the lights on and stay operational. Read More »
When you hear about the men and women of Veolia working every day to Resource the world, do you know what that means?
Take a peek into the work days of two of our North American employees, Tim Delph and Greg Hamm. Both are account managers for our Industrial Business operations. In fact, they're two of our best – recently winning the accolade of National Account Manager of the Year for their respective areas. Tim is focused on selling industrial cleaning services, while Greg’s responsible for the hazardous waste management business. Read More »
Janelle Heslop is a 27 year-old PPS Senior Associate at Veolia, where she helps optimize water utilities like the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
Greenbiz recently honored Janelle as one of its “30 under 30” – a recognition of the country’s top young environmental and sustainability professionals. Janelle is a trained consultant and engineer who finds the people aspect of her job fascinating, and we asked if she’d share her perspective. Read More »
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District has extended its agreement with Veolia North America to continue managing and operating its collection and wastewater treatment system under a 10-year, $500 million contract. Read More »
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is one of the world’s most popular green building certifications. Most governments encourage its adoption to shift toward carbon-efficient cities.
By simply connecting to Veolia’s district energy system powered by combined heat and power (CHP), new buildings in Boston and Cambridge can earn up to 18 LEED points with significantly less upfront capital costs. We talked with Veolia’s Roderick Fraser to understand how this works. Read More »
With more than 8.4 million residents, New York City is home to an enormous amount of household hazardous waste, including batteries, latex paint, insecticides, motor oil, bleach and expired medications.
On June 28, the National Council of Public Private Partnerships (NCPPP) will recognize the NYC SAFE Disposal Events program for its work tackling this important environmental problem. Since 2012, the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Veolia North America have teamed up to host the NYC SAFE Disposal Events program (Solvents-Automotive-Flammables-Electronics) – the largest household hazardous waste collection program in the world. Read More »
By veolia / in Water / June 6, 2016
Manshi Low is an MIT graduate, engineer and former management consultant now working on project development for public private partnerships at Veolia. In this interview, she discusses a very well-received panel she moderated at the 2016 AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference in San Diego, where Manshi focused on driving water industry disruption through human innovation.
Manshi believes that individual innovation is as important as technology innovation, though it rarely makes the news. Read More »
Steam engines started wearing out their welcome by the early 20th century, because of their noxious fumes and safety hazards. But when New York City politicians tried banning them, the railroad’s board of directors saw an opportunity for promotion and profit. They decided to finance Grand Central Terminal - one of the first buildings in the world that was all electric. Read More »
Veolia was selected by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to provide disposal services for chemicals collected as part of the Syrian Chemical Weapons Elimination Program. These materials were not chemical weapons, but rather standard industrial chemicals that were earmarked for the Syrian program, but never used. Read More »
Hundreds of fish, anemones, kelp plants, puffins and a giant Pacific octopus all like their water cold – within a few degrees of 37 Fahrenheit – and they thrive best when the temperature doesn't fluctuate.
The National Aquarium conserves and protects these aquatic animals through educational programs and beautifully restored habitats. In these habitats, they regulate air and water temperature using 1,250 tons of chilled water pumped in by Veolia at a precise 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Reliability is critical, because these aquatic animals and plants rely on the regulated air and water to stay alive.
Veolia solves this problem with an age-old technology: ice storage.
A circuit of underground pipes, nearly 10 miles long, connects the Aquarium with Veolia’s nondescript ice storage tanks in downtown Baltimore. They don’t look like much from the outside, but running through the inside of these tanks are tubes filled with chilled glycol, a fluid that freezes at low temperatures. Ice forms around the tubes, cooling the water inside the tanks.
By cooling the water using off-peak electricity, Veolia reduces demand on the grid and creates a reliable supply of chilled water that protects customers like the National Aquarium against any potential supply constraints or price spikes. Veolia delivers nearly 40 million ton-hours of this low-temperature, chilled water to Baltimore each year, reducing costs by eliminating the upfront capital and maintenance costs incurred using onsite chillers.
Veolia’s unassuming ice storage tanks are hidden beneath Baltimore’s skyline, yet they help preserve the National Aquarium’s important aquatic species. Sometimes the things we don’t see play a role in our environmental health – and save money, too.
Please consider helping the National Aquarium protect and preserve the ocean and its inhabitants, and email us to learn more about district cooling.