Serving District energy needs for over 50 years, Creative Energy’s value proposition is based on a foundation of service reliability, exceptional customer service and continued growth.
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.
CBC Vancouver connects into the Downtown Vancouver heating network.
Vancouver’s landmark Gastown Steam Clock is built and powered by our system. Today, the clock is powered by electricity, but the whistle remains powered by Creative Energy's central steam plant.
Creative Energy connects to St. Paul's Hospital. Everyday, staff, patients and their families depend on our system's reliability.
The central Vancouver steam system begins to serve Expo Plaza, heating the site of the 1986 World Expo.
Creative Energy provides heat for BC Place, a 50,000-seat multi-purpose stadium, and an official emergency centre during a seismic event or other disaster; a testament to the resilience of our system.
Creative Energy connects to two more Vancouver landmarks, the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch and Rogers Arena, home to the Vancouver Canucks.
The Vancouver steam system expands to the Woodward’s redevelopment and to the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Creative Energy’s 15- km network of pipes serves over 210 buildings in Vancouver’s downtown core, providing the lowest cost source of energy in the city.
Construction begins on our first project in Ontario, Mirvish Village, and a new office is established in Toronto.
Construction is completed on our innovative ocean-exchange heating and cooling system for the Sewell’s Marina Redevelopment at Horseshoe Bay.
Creative Energy and BC Hydro announce our Decarbonization Project, a partial electrification of our steam generation that is expected to avoid 25,000 tonnes of GHG emissions a year – one of the largest fuel switch projects in Canada.
Creative Energy announces its first project in the United States, working with Seattle hospital, Swedish First Hill, to decarbonize their health campus and creating a thermal network that can serve the surrounding community.
Construction starts on Creative Energy’s low-carbon geo-exchange system at the Oakridge Park redevelopment project – one of the largest geo-exchange projects in Canada.
Creative Energy announces its partnership with Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops to develop a low-carbon heating system for it’s existing campus, as well as for future developments for the campus.
Work begins on the first community geo-exchange system in Ontario, a system being developed by Creative Energy at the North Oak development in Oakville, in partnership with Minto.
Senakw announcement Creative Energy announces partnership with the Squamish Nation to develop a sewer heat recovery district energy system at the Sen̓áḵw development, one of the world’s first large-scale net-zero housing projects.