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Planning and Development of District Energy Systems in the City of Richmond

Summary The city of Richmond has recognized early the benefits of the district energy systems and started to explore district energy opportunities in the City 10 years ago. Currently, the City operates two district energy systems, ADEU and OVDEU, with third one (CCNDEU) in planning phase. This...


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Seeking Heat in Sewage

Summary Excess energy in the sewer system can be recovered and used to heat buildings. Using this energy is an economical means of displacing natural gas and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as demonstrated by the Southeast False Creek system in Vancouver. Municipalities in the Metro...

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Is Natural Gas CHP a Viable Option for BC?

Summary This presentation discusses the district energy market and presents the business case for natural gas powered CHP district energy systems in British Columbia. Speaker David Trigg, FVB Energy #2015 #CanadaConference #ConferenceProceeding #CHP #NaturalGas #FVBEnergy ...


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The 2014 District Energy Inventory for Canada

Summary The 2014 District Energy Inventory for Canada presents an updated snapshot of the thermal energy network across the country. We have identified 128 operating systems across the country and increased the comprehensiveness of our inventory and database. The development of this inventory...


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UBC Vancouver's Climate Action Plan

Summary In 2010 UBC's Board of Governors' adopted the UBC Vancouver Climate Action plan targets for reducing campus GHG emissions. UBC commited to 33% reduction by 2015, a 67% reduction by 2020 and a 100% reduction by 2015 against a 2007 baseline. This presentation will review the policy...


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UBC Steam to Hot Water Conversion Project

Summary UBC is currently completeing its 5 year, 10 phase, $88m steam to hot water conversion project. This project will see 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 also...


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UBC Bioenergy Research Demonstration Facility (BRDF) Green CHP Optimization Opportunity

Speakers Paul Holt & Jeffrey Giffin, University of British Columbia #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #Sustainability #RenewableEnergy #UniversityofBritishColumbia #BritishColumbia #Canada #Biofuel #Syngas

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Path to Innovative & Successful Low-carbon DES Solutions

Speakers Vladimir Mikler, Integral Group #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #Sustainability #RenewableEnergy #IntegralGroup #ProjectPlanning #Vancouver #BritishColumbia #Canada #Fuels #Biomass


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Oakridge redevelopment models show sculpted, sweeping towers

Peter Meiszner, UrbanYVR Summary Design work on the redevelopment of Oakridge Centre is well underway, with a 3D architectural model showing sculpted towers across the 28.5-acre site. Owner QuadReal and developer Westbank are working on a new redevelopment scheme for the shopping centre, and...

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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,...