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DISTRICT ENERGY 101
District energy involves the production and supply of thermal energy (i.e. heat and cooling) and can also provide electrical energy. Generally, a district energy system moves heat and/or cool energy from a centralized source through a network of pipes to industrial, commercial, residential or institutional buildings.
Getting to District Energy Success
Resilience STRATEGIES BOLSTER THE CASE FOR DISTRICT ENERGY
District energy’s decentralized and modular structure makes it well-positioned to be a big part of a resilient and low-carbon energy future. A resilience strategy can help spur the development of low-carbon and resilient district energy systems.
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COMBINED HEAT AND POWER (CHP)
ENERGY TRANSFER STATION
Waste sewer heat powers Vancouver’s Southeast False Creek community
The City of Vancouver used the Vancouver Olympics as a catalyst for a legacy development to rehabilitate former industrial lands with an environmentally friendly athletes village turned mix-used community. After public pushback, the projected select waste-heat recovery to power the project over the lower cost and GHG biomass option.
The Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility is the first in North America that recovers waste heat from a wastewater treatment system to supply heating energy and hot water to mixed-use buildings.
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Connect with a District Energy Expert
QUEST Canada is a national non-government organization that works to accelerate the adoption of efficient and integrated community-scale energy systems in Canada. To learn more, join the ongoing district energy discussion in their District Energy Working Group.
Join the QUEST District Energy Network
The QUEST District Energy Network is a national network of system owners and operators, technology and service providers, and the public sector working to advance district energy for a sustainable and resilient energy system and low carbon economy. Become a subscriber today.
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