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Veolia North America disclosed that four of its U.S. facilities have been recognized for environmental excellence.

Sites in Philadelphia and Grand Rapids as well as two locations in Boston, have achieved certification to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 Environmental Management System Standard.

  • Boston, Massachusetts – Helping to support the city of Boston in its carbon reduction goals, the Kneeland Street Plant facility provides thermal energy to downtown Boston buildings producing 1,275,000 lbs. of steam per hour. In Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, Veolia’s district energy and cogeneration operations help the city avoid emissions of approximately 475,000 tons.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The Grays Ferry/Schuylkill Station is a 163-MW cogeneration facility. By producing steam and electricity simultaneously, the plant avoids the emission of approximately 430,000 metric tons annually.
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan – Producing 450,000 lbs. per hour of steam, the Grand Rapids plant serves over 100 customers, ensuring consistent energy supply while reducing impact to the environment.

    Published in the July 2014 Edition of American Recycler News