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When ParkLane Homes needed to include district energy in their award-winning, integrated new community under construction in southeast Vancouver, they turned to FVB. FVB did the original concept study, and then the subsequent detailed design, and construction of the district energy system (DES). Phase 1 included the installation of 1.5 km of distribution piping system, a 3 MW interim boiler plant and building energy transfer stations. As owner’s engineer, FVB collaborated closely with ParkLane Homes to ensure the system was built efficiently, on time, and on budget.

FVB is currently working alongside ParkLane Homes in the design and support during construction of Phase 2 of the distribution piping, which will service the new construction in the East Fraserlands area with District Energy.




When completed, River District Energy will serve approximately 710,000 square meters of floor space with an alternative thermal energy solution designed for the many LEED Gold buildings in the development. Metro Vancouver`s planned Waste To Energy Facility in Burnaby will supply River District Energy with the renewable thermal energy needed to serve their customers with heat without the carbon footprint found in most other conventional heating systems today.



Project Milestones

– Initial feasibility study, 2007
– Interim hot water boiler plant capacity of 3 MW connected 2012.
– Installed distribution piping trench length is approximately 1.5 km (2011 – Present)
– One Energy Transfer Station connected (2012); one ETS currently in design (planned for 2014)

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