GeoExchange Systems
British Columbia, CANADA

Harnessing the earth’s geothermal energy to provide heating and cooling for projects of all sizes, from individual buildings to master-planned communities.

Sun Rivers / Talasa Village

Kamloops, British Columbia

The Project

Sun Rivers Golf Resort Community is a 460-acre residential golf community situated on a desert plateau overlooking the Thompson River. The development features 2,000 homes, a championship golf course, a resort hotel, village centre, park and numerous community amenities.

The Opportunity

As a greenfield development, Sun Rivers required a complete multi-utility infrastructure system that was safe, cost-effective and environmentally responsible, with end-user convenience a top priority.

The Solution

Corix provided a total, end-to-end solution taking full responsibility for the community’s utility needs, from the design of an integrated multi-utility system through to its installation and long-term management. Sun Rivers residents and businesses receive reliable heating and cooling via highly-efficient GeoExchange technology ensuring a sustainable energy future for decades to come.



Burnaby, British Columbia

In 2019, Corix acquired three GeoExchange systems serving a commercial component of the UniverCity development on Burnaby Mountain. Corix owns and operates the systems, while the heat pumps installed in individual commercial units are owned by the building owners. The geofield consists of approximately 40-60 vertical boreholes per building with depths of 300-400 feet each.


Customers Served

  • Sun Rivers - 2,000 homes / 5,000 residents at build out
  • Talasa Village - 450 residential suites in 6 buildings

System Overview

  • Heating and Cooling
  • Sun Rivers - Stand-alone GeoExchange systems for individual residential homes
  • Talasa Village - Hybrid, centralized GeoExchange system with natural gas-fired boilers for peaking and back-up serving Sun Rivers’ mixed-use downtown core

Type of Partnership

Corix Ownership (DBFOOM)

Source of Low-Carbon Energy

GeoExchange system

Additional Corix-provided services

  • Electric and natural gas energy distribution
  • Water services
  • Sewer services
  • Municipal services including road maintenance, snow removal and storm sewer maintenance

Our Commitment to Reconciliation

Corix acknowledges that the Sun Rivers and Burnaby Mountain DEU systems lie on the unceded Traditional Territories of the Secwépemc (Sun Rivers), kʷikʷəƛ̓əmStó:lōQayqaytHul’qumi’num Treaty GroupTsleil-WaututhMusqueamSquamish, and Stz’uminus Nations.

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