Creative Energy

The Age of Steam Returns to Vancouver

Vancouver developer Ian Gillespie expects to invest upwards of $100 million over the next five years into converting the city’s largest natural gas steam plant into a low-carbon energy system to provide heat to all of the downtown, from Stanley Park to the Downtown Eastside.

And if that bet pays off, as he expects it will, Gillespie plans to use it as a model to design and build other low-carbon energy systems around the world, dramatically altering the way dense urban environments are heated.