1. Utility distribution line
Hot water from the Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility enters your building and passes through two heat exchanges. The heat exchangers transfer heat to the building's domestic hot water line and building heating loop.
This heat transfer process cools down the utility water, which is returned to the False Creek Energy Centre to be reheated.
2. Energy transfer
Each building connected to the Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility has an energy transfer station.
Replacing conventional fossil fuel boilers, the energy transfer station uses heat exchangers to transfer energy from the utility distribution line to produce your heating and hot water.
3. Your building
Domestic hot water
Cold potable water enters your building from the City's drinking water system. This cold water is heated in the energy transfer station domestic hot water heat exchanger. This produces your hot water at a safe and usable temperature.
Building heating loop
Your building has a recirculating heating loop. Like domestic hot water, the heating loop runs through an energy transfer station heat exchanger and is then piped to provide heat to each suite.
The cooled building heating loop water then returns to the energy transfer station to be heated again.