January 2019

Environmental Benefits of District Energy Heating and Renewable Energy in BC

Organized by Vancouver Island Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact the Vancouver Island Branch, at [email protected] for space availability. Thank you.
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
Location: Ramada Duncan Hotel - Driftwood Room, 140 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan, BC

Formerly the Travelodge, it is located on the east side of Trans-Canada Highway. Coming from north, turn-off is at median across from Save On Foods.
Presenter: Sam Orr,
Senior Project Manager, Corix Utilities - Energy Services
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Member and Non-Member Price: $35.00 + GST = $36.75

EIT/GIT Price: $30.00 + GST = $31.50

Student Member Price: $20.00 + GST = $21.00
Contact: Fritz Fernandez, P.Eng.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 250.480.9753.
Important Dates: Please register online by 4 PM Monday, January 21, 2019.
Please join us for networking, branch announcements, a buffet dinner, and key note presentation. Corix Utilities has a track record of successfully developing and operating district energy utilities, both regulated and independently regulated. Managing a complex portfolio of district energy projects throughout North America, Corix uses various technologies, including biomass, GeoExchange, natural gas, and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to tailor specific solutions for its customers.

This presentation will provide a brief overview of Corix Utilities, discuss the environmental benefits provided by district energy heating systems and renewable energy in BC, and explore the development of greenfield district energy projects.


  • 5:30 PM–6:00 PM: Registration and networking
  • 6:15 PM–6:15 PM: Branch business and announcements
  • 6:15 PM–7:00 PM: Buffet Dinner 
  • 7:00 PM–8:30 PM: Presentations

About the Presenter 

Sam Orr is a professional engineer, Project Management Professional, Gold Seal Certified Project Manager, and certified in LEED Green Buildings. He led the $90 million steam-to-hot water conversion of UBC’s Academic Campus (the largest steam to hot water conversion in Canada, with nearly 14 km of underground piping network and over 230 energy transfer stations), and has installed greenfield district energy systems elsewhere in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, and Victoria.


Thank you to our sponsors for this event, Corrix Utilities

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