- 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.
This system provides renewable energy for heat and hot water to buildings in the neighbourhood.
Get neighbourhood renewable energy centre guidelines, and learn how systems operate and their advantages.
Information for projects in designated priority areas: Downtown, Cambie and Broadway corridors, and River District.
Learn about neighbourhood renewable energy system providers for systems that are in operation or under development in Vancouver.
Greenest City is a bold initiative that addresses Vancouver's environmental challenges.
The City of Vancouver has committed to becoming a renewable city with 100% of our energy coming from renewable resources by 2050.
Vancouver is joining hundreds of cities around the world in declaring a climate emergency and committing to reduce emissions locally.