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Calgary District heating

Giving Calgarians Their Energy

Resilient, reliable and sustainable thermal energy services for residential and commercial buildings. 

District Energy is lowering the carbon footprint of the thriving East Village and Downtown Core with reliable and environmentally responsible thermal energy.

0 %
of commercial building carbon
emissions are related to heating.

Our Mission for a Low Carbon Calgary

Calgarians are increasingly seeking ways to minimize their carbon footprint and Calgary District Heating is one of the best tools to centralize and scale emissions mitigation. The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from centralized heating can be up to 30% lower than cumulative emissions from standalone self-generation in the same buildings. We are proud to provide Calgary with a green choice to enable sustainable, reliable energy production.

Calgary District heating

Giving Calgarians Their Energy

Resilient, reliable and sustainable thermal energy services for residential and commercial buildings. 

District Energy is lowering the carbon footprint of the thriving East Village and Downtown Core with reliable and environmentally responsible thermal energy.

0 %
of commercial building carbon
emissions are related to heating.

Our Mission for a Low Carbon Calgary

Calgarians are increasingly seeking ways to minimize their carbon footprint and Calgary District Heating is one of the best tools to centralize and scale emissions mitigation. The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from centralized heating can be up to 30% lower than cumulative emissions from standalone self-generation in the same buildings. We are proud to provide Calgary with a green choice to enable sustainable, reliable energy production.

0 %
of commercial building carbon
emissions are related to heating.

Our Mission for a Low Carbon Calgary

Calgarians are increasingly seeking ways to minimize their carbon footprint and Calgary District Heating is one of the best tools to centralize and scale emissions mitigation. The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from centralized heating can be up to 30% lower than cumulative emissions from standalone self-generation in the same buildings. We are proud to provide Calgary with a green choice to enable sustainable, reliable energy production.

Heating Calgary

Low Carbon, High Impact

Calgary District Heating Inc. uses high efficiency industrial boilers and a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit to  generate thermal energy, in the form of hot water, to heat Calgarians. This hot water is distributed to buildings through a network of insulated underground pipes, called a Thermal Distribution System (TDS) to heat exchangers that transfer energy from our system to connected buildings.

The heated water is then returned back to our District Energy Centre where it is reheated and recirculated back to our customers. Our closed-loop TDS reuses all the water used to heat connected buildings 24/7/365.

When connected to our DES, building owners and/or operators no longer need to maintain and operate a traditional stand-alone boiler plant, or require a traditional boiler room for newly constructed buildings. 

Vents on top of the Calgary District Heating building in downtown Calgary.

District Energy Growth

Connecting Calgary

Calgary District Heating is available to both new and existing buildings and can provide longer-term operational and economic impact to buildings’ owners and operators. To date, approximately 50% of all connected buildings are newly constructed, and 50% are existing buildings that have been retrofitted to utilize district energy. And as we transition to meet the needs or your low-to-no carbon future for heating, we’re confident district energy can play a key role in your business’ journey to net-zero.

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Heating nearly 6 million square feet of new and existing residential, commercial and institutional space.

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Connecting 22 buildings with
over 12,000 meters of thermal pipeline.

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Impacting an estimated 100,000 Calgarians every single day.

A map of the buildings powered by Calgary Distrit Heating in downtown Calgary. Calgary District Heating meets Calgary’s heating demands through our centralized, high-efficiency thermal energy production.
Calgary District Heating
New Central Library
Calgary Municipal Building
Bow Valley College
Telus Sky
Evolution Towers
Studio Bell
Calgary District Heating
Studio Bell
Evolution Towers
Bow Valley College
Calgary Municipal Building
New Central Library
Telus Sky

Discover the new energy of Calgary

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If you’re a building owner, developer, engineer, architect, or city planner and want to learn more about how we can benefit your project, contact us today.