The Clise-Amazon EcoDistrict project is a unique arrangement that transports waste heat from the Westin Building Exchange, an urban data center, across the street to heat Amazon's corporate campus. It is estimated that the system will save over 180 million kWh over the next 20 years.
This novel approach captures heat that would otherwise be lost and puts it to work elsewhere. Engineered by McKinstry in partnership with Clise Properties is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States. The EcoDistrict remnds us that cooperation, ingenuity and leaps of faith are the ingredients of sustainable innovation. The project is at once a utility agreement, a renovation and a complex real estate transaction.