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Biomass plant to cut SFU's greenhouse gasses by two-thirds

Simon Fraser University, Canadian Biomass Summary Simon Fraser University (SFU) and SFU Community Trust are collaborating with Corix Multi-Utility Services Inc., on a $33-million community-based biomass project called the Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility (BMDEU). The project,...


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Corix receives approval to move on Burnaby Mountain (BC) District Energy Utility project

The British Columbia Utilities Commission approved Corix Multi-Utility Services Inc’s request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on September 15. The decision allows Corix to move ahead on construction of a new district energy system to provide thermal energy services to Simon...


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New North Shore sewage treatment plant could produce renewable energy

Jennifer Saltman, Vancouver Sun Summary Metro Vancouver’s board will decide this week whether to spend $17.9 million on a system to capture thermal energy from treated sewage at the new North Shore Waste Water Treatment Plant. Staff have recommended the expenditure, along with an agreement to...


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Living the Dream: University of British Columbia Steam to Hot Water Conversion

Summary In this segment we will follow the many dimensions along with the UBC conversion journey was charted and traveled, exposing valuable lessons during a major community energy transformation. Speaker Paul Holt, University of British Columbia #BritishColumbia ...

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Hydraulic Analysis: The Extra Kilometer

Summary This presentation provides answers for how hydraulic analysis applies to district energy systems. Speakers Ayman Fahmy, Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Jason Owen, City of Surrey #Operations #HotWater #Surrey #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #DistrictHeating ...

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Renewing District Energy for the 21st Century

Summary UBC has operated a District energy for 90 years. Starting with Steam, UBC continually optimized this system, but with climate change, Carbon Tax and strong GHG reduction commitments UBC decided to replace in entirety with a new Hot Water district energy system. The system is fully in...

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Bang for Buck: Achieving a 35 percent Reduction in Energy Use Through Low to No-Cost Optimization Measures

Summary At 5% of the floor space and 10% of the core campus’s energy use UBC’s Life Science Centre represents a significant portion of overall energy used on campus. Starting 2012 UBC’s energy conservation team began a systematic process of low cost optimizations which have led to 35% reduction...

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How to convert a Campus from Steam to a Hot Water District Energy System

Summary UBC completed its 5-year, 10 phase, $88 million steam to hot water conversion project in December 2015. This project has seen the transition and decommissioning of UBC's 1925 vintage legacy steam system and its replacement by a new Hot Water District Energy System (DES). The project...

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BCIT burning to learn with biomass-fuelled boiler system

Maria Church, Canadian Biomass August 1, 2017 Summary The boiler system residing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is a little ways yet from operational, but as Alexandre Hebert explains, the system is much more than just a biomass boiler; it’s a learning tool. “Our...


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University of British Columbia Receives 2016 IDEA Innovation Award

The University of British Columbia (UBC) was announced as the winner of the IDEA 2016 Innovation Award at the Annual Chairmans Banquet on Wednesday evening, June 22, at the 107th Annual Conference & Trade Show in St. Paul, Minn. Paul Holt, University of British Columbia UBC's...

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