Project Profiles

District Cooling – Hotels & Luxury Resorts District Cooling – Hotels & Luxury Resorts

The JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa in Costa Rica offers the ultimate Costa Rican vacation experience. With 310 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 20 Deluxe One Bedroom Suites, this luxury Costa Rican resort has quickly become known as one of the most magnificent resorts in Latin America.  Urecon U.I.P.® Pre-insulated pipe was used for chilled water distribution system throughout the resort. The term “URECON” is synonymous with pre-insulated pipe for district cooling throughout the tropical and sub-tropical climates of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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UBC Olympic Village-Vancouver

Read about the recent construction of a sewage heat recovery system for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic games in Vancouver, B.C..  This state-of-the-art district heating network will provide space heat and domestic hot water to all buildings in the False Creek and Olympic Village development through a Urecon supplied EN 253 pre-insulated piping network.

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Stanford University – Steam to Hot Water

Beginning in 2012, the renowned school began converting an ageing steam distribution network to a modern hot water system. Stanford chose Kingspan LOGSTOR EN 253 piping compete with integral leak detection. Upon completion, over 32 km (20 miles) of pipe will be replaced.

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University of Rochester – Steam to Hot Water University of Rochester – Steam to Hot Water

In 2006, Urecon supplied thousands of feet of Kingspan LOGSTOR EN253 European piping to the U of R in a successful landmark transition from a network of antiquated steam piping to an ultra efficient hot water district heating infrastructure.

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Calgary ENMAX

This video examines the roots of Enmax District Energy in Calgary Alberta.  The heart of the system is a network of Kingspan LOGSTOR hot water underground pipes from Denmark.

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PEX-Flex used for condensate return line at London District Energy

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Drake Landing Drake Landing

The Drake Landing Solar Community (DLSC) is a master planned neighbourhood in the Town of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada that has successfully integrated Canadian energy efficient technologies with a renewable, unlimited energy source - the sun. The first of its kind in North America, DLSC is heated by a district energy system designed to store abundant solar energy underground during the summer months and distribute the energy to each home for space heating needs during winter months.

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Chilled Water Distribution - Industrial Chilled Water Distribution - Industrial

Postobon is the largest manufacturer and distributor of non-alcoholic beverages in Colombia with 23 bottling plants throughout the country. It produces soft drinks and juices of the highest quality using state of the art technology throughout their manufacturing processes. Urecon U.I.P.® pre-insulated pipe was recently installed in their newest and most modern bottling plant to distribute chilled fluids to their production lines.

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UBC – Vancouver, BC – steam to hot water

Beginning in 2011, UBC started the five year process of replacing an aging steam heating system with a hot water-based system that will heat more than 100 buildings used by more than 70,000 UBC students, faculty and staff. The conversion will reduce Vancouver campus energy use by 24 per cent and its greenhouse gas emissions by 22 per cent, or 11,000 tonnes of GHGs, the equivalent of removing 2,000 cars from the road. It is a key component of UBC’s strategy to reduce institutional GHG emissions from 2007 levels by 33 per cent by 2015, 67 per cent by 2020 and 100 per cent by 2050. These are the most aggressive carbon-reduction targets among the world’s top 40 universities.

The project included 15 km of insulated piping, 131 energy transfer stations across campus and a 52-megawatt, natural gas-powered hot water plant to be built in 2013 on Thunderbird Boulevard.
The school chose a Kingspan LOGSTOR supplied EN 253 piping system.

Mining in the Extreme North – Freeze Protection Mining in the Extreme North – Freeze Protection

Urecon specializes in freeze protection solutions for mining operations in the far north. For decades we’ve been recognized as leaders in design and supply of heat traced plastic (HDPE) piping systems – intended specifically for extreme cold temperature. Many of these remote sites are accessible only by winter roads. Far beyond access to hydro lines, northern mines generate their own electricity using trucked in diesel fuel. Urecon assists in optimizing complete systems to best deliver freeze protected piping - without excess electrical power consumption from heat tracing demands.

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