District Energy

District Energy Systems centralize the most or all of the primary heating and cooling generation equipment for a group of buildings.  This results in a number of benefits including generation efficiency, reduced operating cost and overhead, utilizing local renewable energy resources, reduced carbon footprint, and improving local energy security.  A detailed understanding of project economics and finance, as well as the means by which to balance the environmental and social objectives of each owner, is critical to ensuring district energy projects can be turned from conception into reality.

For more information, please contact Helen Chan (Manager, Energy) at chanh@ae.ca.

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Net Zero Design - Mitigating Climate Change

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Community energy planning helps address energy security issues and achieve sustainability goals

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