District Energy System services the Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood.
The District Energy System uses heat treated wastewater at the Waste Water Treatment Plant to provide space and water heat.
The District Energy System substantially decreases the electrical and natural gas requirements in the community. It also is estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 95 per cent or approximately 1,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year when compared to conventional technologies. This is the equivalent to taking 350 gasoline-powered passenger cars off the road for a year or avoiding five tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions for a typical townhouse dwelling of 136 square metres.
Download the Forensic Audit Report
The Forensic Audit Report was provided by WDC and the Cheakamus Crossing Volunteer Committee.
- Cheakamus Crossing Heating System Investigation - Report
- Cheakamus Crossing Heating System Investigation - Draft Questions and Answers
New Guides for Homeowners
- Homeowner Quick Reference Guide – A quick reference guide to help residents experiencing technical difficulties.
- Technical Service Guide – A detailed handbook identifying components in the residential DES system with a recommended routine maintenance schedule for this equipment.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) has conducted a study to look at energy efficiency in the District Energy System. We selected six volunteer homes and collected data for a six month period (from January 1 to June 30, 2016).
This study replaces a canceled BC Hydro study intended to examine district energy systems across various BC jurisdictions. The purpose of the study was to determine how these systems perform relative to standard electric baseboards.
The study involved the installation of monitoring equipment on the heating systems in six Cheakamus Crossing townhomes to collect information on how energy is consumed for space heating and domestic hot water. Results were reported back to Council on January 24, 2017.
Home information Packages
Whistler Development Corporation (WDC) retained the services of Conasys Home Information Systems to provide homeowners in Cheakamus Crossing with unit-specific guides.
Access the customized home owner information package at homeinformationpackages.com.
Fees and Charges
The RMOW collects annual user fees for the District Energy System on a quarterly basis. Residents of the Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood can expect to receive their bills shortly after the end of each quarter on April 1, July 1, September 1 and December 31.
User fees are collected in accordance with the Cheakamus Crossing District Energy System Fee Bylaw.
- 2016-09-22 DES Update Letter
- District Energy System Frequently Asked Questions
- District Energy System Power Point Presentation
- Cheakamus Crossing website