Sustainability On A Large Scale
Westhills is a 210 hectare planned community under development in Langford, British Columbia. Upon completion, Westhills will comprise 6000 homes and 465,000 square metres of mixed-use space. And its heating, cooling and domestic hot water needs will be met by Canada’s largest DESS. Designed and built by DEC.
Thermal energy recaptured from across the entire community (including from such unconventional sources as ice rink refrigeration plants and water treatment plants) is combined with supplementary energy generated from a 212-hole, geo-exchange bore-field to balance the environments of each building on the system. Further, the network is designed to distribute reclaimed water, reducing potable water demand by 50%.