District Energy St. Paul is committed to environmental sustainability and uses renewable resources and energy-efficient systems to serve its customers. Its primary heating source is a biomass-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) plant that utilizes waste wood from various sources.
The organization has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 and has made significant progress in reducing carbon emissions over the years. District Energy also has a solar installation and an advanced fiber optic meter data collection system that enables its customer service team to optimize building performance. Its engineers work with building managers to evaluate opportunities for improved energy efficiency, and the organization helps customers meet certification requirements for sustainability. District Energy St. Paul provides carbon-neutral cooling to all its cooling customers by purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) from renewable local energy projects.
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District Energy's building cooling service is carbon-free as of 2022.