Every district energy system is unique, and the Corix team doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to technology. We’re largely technology neutral, though we do draw from proven proprietary and third party technology platforms and processes, which can reduce costs and project timelines.
We’re especially experienced in the application of proven district energy technologies, such as biomass, GeoExchange, air-source heat pumps, and waste heat recovery. For instance, our Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility makes innovative use of clean construction wood waste in its biomass process.
Many of these sources of energy can only partially meet a DE system’s energy requirements, though this is steadily improving. Understanding these limitations and knowing how and when to integrate new energy sources with conventional sources, such as natural gas and electrical grid, is a key to our success in building and operating sustainable DE systems.
Corix is owned by the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), one of the largest institutional investors in North America. Through BCI's active direct infrastructure investment program, Corix has the financial capacity to finance utility infrastructure solutions of varying sizes, all tailored to the unique requirements and scale of each project.