• UBC NDES Due Diligence

  • Vancouver, BC

KWL completed the detailed due diligence study for the UBC Neighborhood District Energy System (NDES), which proposes to recover waste heat from a campus research facility to heat residential developments on the south campus. This work involved the development of a load forecast, project phasing and sensitivity scenarios; preliminary design of the distribution piping system and energy transfer stations; concept development for a number of energy centre options; and innovative concepts for integration with the UBC academic DES. At full build out the NDES could serve up to 50 DES customers in two neighborhoods, via 3.5 km of distribution piping.