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Creative Energy and BC Hydro collaborating to decarbonize downtown Vancouver

Press Release Summary Creative Energy is proposing a bold new plan with the help of BC Hydro to bring low-carbon energy to its existing and future customers in downtown Vancouver. Many Vancouverites living downtown may not be aware that their heating comes from a plant at 720 Beatty Street...

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Division 15 Mechanical making a name for itself with district energy systems

Peter Caulfield, Journal of Commerce Summary Division 115 Mechanical Ltd. is a Surrey, B.C.-based company that provides design-build, design-assist and construction services for mechanical systems in British Columbia. The company is also making a name for itself as a specialist in...

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Versaprofiles Awarded Largest Canadian Geothermal Energy Project Contract

Press Release Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse (Canada), March 28th, 2019 – A newly signed agreement has made Versaprofiles the leading Canadian supplier of geothermal loops. Vancouver International Airport recently launched its massive facility expansion plan, including the construction of the...

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Illusion of two buildings: Fluid design for office redevelopment of Vancouver's Central Steam plant

Carlito Pablo, Straight Summary It looks like two buildings, but it’s actually just one. It’s an illusion created by the fluid design of the proposed office redevelopment of the Central Steam plant site in Downtown Vancouver. Located at the southeast corner of Beatty and West Georgia...

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Model of Bjarke Ingels-designed central power plant on show

Joannah Connolly, Vancouver Courier Summary Vancouver developer Westbank seems to be pushing ahead with its ambitious plans to supply low-cost energy throughout downtown Vancouver, with the unveiling of the model of its new power plant and commercial development – despite not yet gaining...

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Q&A: Is building low-carbon neighbourhoods sustainable?

Joannah Connolly, Delta Optimist Summary Atop a forested mountain in Burnaby lies UniverCity, an enclave that was created in the mid-90s to house Simon Fraser University faculty, staff and students, and be a model of a sustainable neighbourhood. More than a decade on, the community now...

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Creative Energy Appoints New President and Chief Executive Officer

Press Release, Globe Newswire VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Creative Energy, which owns and operates one of the largest thermal energy networks in Canada, today announced that Krishnan Iyer, a seasoned district energy and infrastructure executive, has joined the company as President and Chief...

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Creative Energy Steam Plant

Creative Energy was first established and has been operational since 1968, and is now a 280 MW First Class steam plant serving over 215 buildings and 50 million square feet throughout Vancouver’s downtown. The plant serves customers such as St. Paul’s Hospital, BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena,...

Creative Energy Presentation.pdf

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Corix Temporary Energy Centres East and West

Corix’s TEC East and West are the two interim energy centre’s providing hot water thermal energy to the Neighbourhood District Energy Service (NDES) at UBC while the development of the Wesbrook Neighbourhood builds out. Both energy centre’s are a temporary means used to bridge the timing gap...

CORIX_Presentation-TEC Tours.pdf

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Southeast False Creek Neighborhood Energy System

The Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility uses waste thermal energy captured from sewage to provide space heating and hot water to buildings in Southeast False Creek. This recycled energy eliminates more than 60% of the greenhouse gas pollution associated with heating buildings....

Southeast False Creek Neighborhood Energy Utility.pdf