Jean Sorensen, Journal of Commerce
Two award-winning construction firms are helping the city of Surrey take a significant stride toward its objective of building Canada’s largest district energy heating system with their work on the West Village District Energy Centre and Park project. The new energy centre will serve as the backbone of the city’s envisioned system serving thousands of residents in the downtown residential and commercial core.
The two construction companies capturing Vancouver Regional Construction Association Silver Awards of Excellence are ESC Automation in the trade category for projects up to $1 million (Chairman’s Trade Award) and Trotter & Morton Building Technologies Inc. in the category of mechanical contracts on a project valued at $3 million to $9 million.
The West Village Energy Centre, located at 13231 Central Ave, is the city’s first permanent energy centre and serves a new developing area in the city’s downtown core area. The West Village district energy system interfaces indirectly via heat exchangers with new high-rises that are situated in the area and provide building space heating and domestic hot water systems. The West Village project follows the district energy system built under the Surrey City Hall building and plaza. That system utilizes a geothermal source of heat.