District Energy

District energy systems use a central energy plant to provide efficient heating, cooling, and hot water to a group of buildings. A district energy system can be incorporated into an existing development or installed as part of new construction to provide numerous benefits for owners and end-users alike. 

A district energy system’s central energy plant either generates or extracts heat from a renewable source, such as wood waste, sewer heat, or waste heat captured from other processes. The system distributes the heat/cool energy through an underground piping network to heat exchangers located in each building. These heat exchangers provide space heating or cooling and domestic hot water to the building HVAC system.


Courtesy International District Energy Association

Our District Energy Solutions

Whether your project involves a retrofit or new construction, our innovative systems give you flexibility, including the options to scale your system as your needs grow, adapt to alternative energy sources and incorporate additional utility systems. We also provide flexible financing, so you can devote your capital where you need it most.

We will work with you to complete a comprehensive technical and financial evaluation of your requirements and the various alternative energy sources available to you.

Once we’ve identified the optimal district energy solution, our long-term utility financing enables you to access the critical infrastructure you need, when you need it. Depending on your business requirements, Corix can finance, build, own, and operate district energy systems for large-scale developments and existing communities.

Together, we can deliver energy efficiencies that address the need for higher capacity, scalable systems, and lower emissions.

Although the concept has been around for well over 100 years, many smart decision-makers are taking a second look at district energy. Its centralized production and distribution of heating and cooling provides an economical, scalable, eco-friendly, and smart solution to many needs within a building complex, neighborhood, or community.