The Lonsdale Energy Corporation (LEC) is an award winning district energy system. LEC has been providing dependable, clean, and competitively priced energy to residential and commercial buildings in the Lonsdale area since 2003. By heating our community naturally, we can significantly reduce the demand for energy and support global and local climate action efforts.
Solar energy is free and with highly efficient collectors, LEC is harvesting solar radiation to provide free heat to the district energy system. In 2007, the City was awarded $204,000 from the Canada-BC Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund and $69,000 from the Clean Energy Agenda of Canada's Department of Natural Resources to build 120 solar hot water panels atop what is now the North Vancouver City Library.
Geo-exchange systems use the naturally stored heat in the earth's surface, in oceans and large bodies of water. In many parts of the world, the earth's surface under the frost line maintains a nearly constant temperature between 10-degrees and 16-degrees Celsius, remaining warmer than the air above it in the winter and cooler in the summer. LEC has recently completed a heating and cooling ground source heat pump project as part of the former Lonsdale School site redevelopment. LEC uses a ground source heat pump system to transfer heat from the ground to the district energy system. The heat pump system also provides cooling to the new North Vancouver School Board office and the Gordon Smith Art Gallery, transferring the waste heat to the district energy heating system.
The Big Picture
District energy systems are working extremely well in many European countries and the City is proud to be an early pioneer of the service here in Canada. LEC also represents one of the many ways the City is taking a proactive, positive step toward becoming a more sustainable community. The City is a member of the national Partners for Climate Protection Program, and through LEC, the City is delivering on its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
LEC 24 Hour Emergency Line
Director, Lonsdale Energy Corporation
Cell (for emergency purposes): 604-787-9899
Mechanical Systems Specialist, Lonsdale Energy Corporation
Cell (for emergency purposes): 604-349-4506
For Billing Inquiries
Accountant, Lonsdale Energy Corporation