It’s official! Corix’s new low-carbon energy plant using local urban wood waste is now fully operational. The plant commenced operation last October amid the pandemic, and now supplies over 80% of heating for Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus and adjacent UniverCity neighbourhood. In early June, the City of Burnaby awarded SFU an Environmental Award for the project in the category of Planning and Development.
It’s hard to believe I have worked with SFU on this project for over a decade. This project began with the development of a district energy network for UniverCity. Part of the vision was to develop a shared low-carbon energy source to decarbonize both UniverCity and the campus. Following several years of due diligence, negotiations, regulatory approvals and construction, the plant is finally here!
Congrats to my alma mater Simon Fraser University for its climate leadership, and to CORIX Group of Companies for its project execution. Special shout out to Ivana Safar and Travis Hickford-Kulak for their long involvement in delivering this project.
– Trent Berry