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District Energy recognized for environmental design

The Downtown District Energy Centre (DDEC) was recently recognized for its energy efficient design, receiving an international and prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification.

“Certification was provided by LEED®’s Canadian arm, the Canadian Green Building Council. ENMAX Corporation was granted the ‘Silver’ level for the facility’s energy efficient design,” said Pat Bohan, Director, Business Development, District Energy. “This designation reflects our efforts to the DDEC with the environment in mind, resulting in a lower impact design that increases energy efficiency.”

A number of factors contribute to energy efficiency at DDEC: lower emission natural gas is used to heat water, there is the ability to connect DDEC to optimize waste heat from other generation facilities, and the exterior windows provide a high insulation value.

“We recently capped off the DDEC flood restoration. Being granted LEED® status and hanging our plaque is the icing on that cake,” concluded Bohan.

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