Southeast False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility

Neighbourhood Energy Strategy

Developing neighbourhood renewable energy systems throughout Vancouver is a key strategy to meeting the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan goals to:

  • Cut carbon emissions
  • Reduce our dependence on fossil fuels
  • Keep energy affordable in the long term
  • Achieve 100% of our energy needs from renewable sources before 2050

Neighbourhood renewable energy systems supply centralized heating, hot water, and sometimes cooling for multiple buildings.

These systems use low-carbon renewable energy sources, such as sewage waste heat, to reduce the use of fossil fuels.

They also eliminate the need for boilers in individual buildings, and provide environmentally-friendly, affordable heat and hot water.

False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU)

This system provides renewable energy for heat and hot water to buildings in the neighbourhood.

Neighbourhood energy systems: in-depth

Get neighbourhood renewable energy centre guidelines, and learn how systems operate and their advantages.

Developers, designers, builders

Information for projects in designated priority areas: Downtown, Cambie and Broadway corridors, and River District.

Neighbourhood renewable energy system providers

Learn about neighbourhood renewable energy system providers for systems that are in operation or under development in Vancouver.

Related initiatives

Greenest City Action Plan

Greenest City is a bold initiative that addresses Vancouver's environmental challenges.

Climate Emergency Action Plan

On November 17, 2020, Council approved the Climate Emergency Action Plan. Learn more about our work and how to get involved.