Emerald Initiative develops Eco Districts, which enable buildings that work together to actively manage energy loads and balance on-site energy demand, generation and storage in real-time to reduce the impact on the grid. Our Clise Amazon Eco District recycles energy from a data center to heat several million square feet of Amazon’s office space in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.
Our Spokane Eco District includes a centralized heating, cooling and electrical system that reliably, sustainably and affordably serves the energy needs of current and future buildings in the South Landing development. In addition to heat pumps, boilers and chillers, the Eco District contains thermal and electrical storage as well as onsite renewable energy generation that can be stored and shared.
Emerald Initiative has developed over 5 mW of rooftop solar across a variety of real estate assets. Some of our rooftop solar has been developed within an Eco District and we endeavor to couple solar with battery storage where possible.
In 2012, the team behind Emerald Initiative developed 4.3 mW of wind energy in Thorp, Washington. The project, comprised of five turbines, sits on an ideal site within a ranch whose land has been protected for conservation in collaboration with the Nature Conservancy.