To learn more about Enwave Seattle, please view the articles, press releases and newsletters included below. (Note: some of the articles below reference Seattle Steam, Enwave Seattleā€™s previous name.).


Press Releases:

Recent News & Coverage:

August 7, 2014 - US Senators: Biogenic Framework Letter

August, 2014 - Seattle Steam Featured on the Seattle Channel

May 12, 2014 - Seattle Steam Welcomes New Owner

March 2014 - State Supreme Court Finds Use of Biomass Reduces CO2 in Air

March 2014 - Rely on Thermal Energy Even After a 500-Year 9.0 Earthquake

November 2013 - Seattle Steam was named one of six winners of the 2013 Vision Awards sponsored by Seattle 2030 District. Read more about the Vision Award winners and find out more about the Seattle 2030 District in their latest newsletter.

July 2013 - The Third Global District Energy Climate Awards Summit will take place in New York City on Sept 23-24, 2013. Organized by the International District Energy Association (IDEA) and Euroheat & Power, the awards to be presented by the International Energy Agency (IEA) will recognize highly efficient and environmentally beneficial district energy systems in cities, communities and campuses from around the world. The Summit is planned in conjunction with Climate Week NYC and is intended to bring together industry and government leaders from around the world to share best practices, discuss policy and technology innovations, and inform a broader audience on the merits and real-time achievements in community-scale energy efficiency and urban resiliency. For more information or registration information, please visit here. Space is limited, so if you are interested, please register asap or contact Cheryl Jacques at +1-508-366-9339 or for more information.

In 2011 Seattle Steam was recognized: Cities' biomass project now reduces emissions by around 45,000 tonnes annually
In 2010, Seattle Steam began producing its steam using a biomass boiler that burns clean urban waste wood from local sources. The company will now be able to reduce CO2 emissions by about 45,000 tonnes annually. The biomass project is just the beginning of Seattle Steam's environmental initiatives. In conjunction with the City of Seattle and in partnership with a local energy services contractor, Seattle Steam implemented a program of energy-efficiency retrofits for customer buildings.

July 2013 - Video: Combined Heat and Power Resiliency

July 2013 - Read how our newest customer, Copperworks Distilling, is using Seattle Steam to power their stills with clean, renewable energy and find out more about their committment to sustainability.

March 2012 - Renewable heat now qualifies for Wash. energy credits

January 2012 - Storm damage wood heats Seattle buildings (.wmv)

January 2012 - Seattle Steam signs on to Harness the Heat ad campaign.

November 2011 - William Biederman Obituary

August 2011 - City of Seattle Policy Report on District Energy

August 2011 - Seattle Steam featured on KIRO radio.

July 2011 -Seattle Steam featured on NPR Marketplace

May 2011 - KUOW radio news report (podcast and transcript)

First Quarter 2011 - Paving the Way: Seattle Steam's road to renewable energy, District Energy

January 2011 - Seattle Steam Powers Downtown Building, Biomass Power & Thermal

January 2011 - Seattle's historic industrial buildings serve and support , Seattle Times

December 2010 - Energy Audits for Seattle Steam Customers, Community Power

December 1, 2010 - Virginia Mason Medical Center—wins Top Hospital of the Decade Award,

April 2010 - Too Interwoven to Fail?, Seattle Business

March 2, 2010 - What are You Doing?, The Stranger

December 13, 2009 -Peirce: Heat and Power Combined,

December, 2009 - Heating the 'Hood, American Planning Association

November 11, 2009 - "Seattle Steam's advanced turbines to generate jobs," Seattle Times

November 4, 2009 - "Seattle Steam wins $19M for cogen plant," Daily Journal of Commerce

November 3, 2009 – Gary Chittim Environmental Report on CHP Plant KING 5 News

October 19, 2009 – "Seattle Steam launches renewable fuel boiler," Sustainable Industries

October 15, 2009 – Biomass Boiler Launch Television Coverage KIRO 7 News

October 15, 2009 – Biomass Boiler Launch Television Coverage KOMO 4 News

October 14, 2009 – "Downtown Seattle Buildings Benefit from Renewable Fuel Facility,"

August 21, 2009 – "Seattle Turns to old heat source: Wood," Daily Journal of Commerce

July 20, 2009 – "Seattle Steam makes the switch to biomass," Sustainable Industries

Second Quarter 2009 – "ENERGY STAR Performers: Customers Earn High Marks for Energy Efficiency,"
District Energy Magazine

March 13, 2009 – "Wood Energy in America: Sustainable Wood Energy offers recurring, economic, social, and environmental benefits," Science Magazine

October 8, 2008 – "Waste wood to heat downtown Seattle buildings," Seattle Times

Third Quarter 2006 – "Seattle's Fairmont Olympic Hotel: An efficient and longtime steam user," District Energy Magazine




Media Resources:

Media Contact:
Marianne Bichsel
Bichsel Public Affairs
marianne at
Phone: 206.265.3880
Fax: 888.788.0568

502 West Crockett Street
Seattle, WA 98119


Biomass Boiler Fuel Sources

Biomass Boiler Emissions

Biomass Boiler and Climate Change

Seattle Steam CoMPANY Information:


Seattle Steam YouTube Videos

Seattle Steam Company Stack Replacement, 2012

Building a Better Bottom Seattle: Seattle 2030 District and Race to Zero City

CHP Video: Tom Casten, "We Know How to Do This"

Downtown Seattle Association: State of Downtown Economic Forum video

Seattle Steam's New Biomass Boiler

Seattle Steam Baghouse Installation

Seattle Steam Biomass Silo Build

District Energy can make a world of difference

2011 Green Washington Awards

Below are additional links and resources where you can learn more about the benefits of District Energy and calculate the environmental impact of a building or facility.

International District Energy Association

EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager

EPA Carbon Calculator