From 1968 to present day, our network operates with the goal of giving customers the peace of mind that their energy sources are resilient, cost effective and environmentally-friendly. In 1968, Vancouver faced huge problems from the pollution and inefficiencies involved in heating buildings using fuel oil and coal. Their solution was Central Heat Distribution, BC’s first district energy company.Central Heat used highly efficient gas boilers to produce steam that was distributed to individual buildings through a network of underground pipes, converting the Vancouver Press building to a centralized natural gas steam boiler plant.Significantly improving local air quality through the removal of 600 individual boiler stacks, Central Heat established itself as an integral part of the community. By 2014, Central Heat’s 14 km network of pipes was serving over 210 buildings in Vancouver’s downtown core, providing the lowest cost source of energy in the city.Did you know? Vancouver’s landmark Gastown Steam Clock was originally powered by steam from our pipes. To this day, the whistle remains powered by Creative Energy’s steam plant.Cities and community needs are changing. To address new energy challenges, Central Heat was rebranded to Creative Energy, embracing a new focus to develop low-carbon district energy systems across Canada.Did you know? St Paul’s Hospital patients and staff depend on community energy’s reliability, and BC Place is an official emergency centre due to the resilience of the system during a seismic event or other disaster.Combining 50 years of experience with an unwavering commitment to innovation, Creative Energy is one of the leading low-carbon district energy developers in Canada.