UBC District Energy System

VRCA Awards of Excellence-Silver_2012
PROJECT NAME: UBC DISTRICT ENERGY SYSTEM (DES) PHASE 1

OWNER: THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

MECHANICAL CONSULTANT: KERR WOOD LEIDAL & AME GROUP

PRIME CONTRACTOR: DIVISION 15 MECHANICAL LTD.

MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR: DIVISION 15 MECHANICAL LTD.

PROJECT DELIVERY: PLAN/SPEC TENDER

Project Highlights:

  • Division 15 Mechanical was the prime contractor on Phase 1 of the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) steam-to-hot water conversion district energy project, which included 1.5 km of underground Distribution Piping System (DPS) and eight energy transfer stations (ETS).
  • This steam-to-hot water conversion project, is one of the largest of its kind in North America, and is planned to be implemented in phases, with target completion by 2015.

PROJECT DETAILS:

  • Completed in 2012
  • $3.789 million estimated value of the mechanical work performed
  • Installation of 1.5 km of a underground distribution piping system for the supply of heating water to existing buildings
  • Provisions for heat recovery of biomass gasification, through UBC’s Bioenergy Research and Development project
    Construction of eight energy transfer stations in existing mechanical rooms, complete with brazed plate heat exchangers, pumps and associated controls