Central Heat Distribution

Central Heat Distribution Ltd. (CHDL) is a private district heating company located at 720 Beatty Street in Vancouver, Canada that provides heat to the Downtown Core including the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, B.C. Place, GM Place, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Pacific Centre and most major hotel/office/condo towers such as Shaw Tower via a 10.5-km network of high-pressure pipes. The world famous steam clock in Gastown is a notable addition to the more than 180 buildings that are served by the natural gas powered boiler located in the Stadium/Entertainment district of downtown.

The company was founded on November 1, 1968 by group of engineers with a desire to lower heating bills for buildings (no boilers to buy and maintain) and to reduce the amount of pollution being created to provide heat downtown.

The massive building CHDL occupies at the west end of the Georgia Viaduct was once home to the printing plant for Pacific Press the publishers of The Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers.

External links

* [http://www.profilecanada.com/companydetail.cfm?company=2208261_Central_Heat_Distribution_Ltd_Vancouver_BC CHDL profile on ProfileCanada]
* [http://guestlife.godengo.com/media/GuestLife/Vancouver/The-411-On-Vancouver/The-411-Fascinating-Facts/ Guestlife Vancouver article on CHDL]
* [http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/ctyclerk/cclerk/20031104/a4.htm City of Vancouver Clerk report regarding CHDL]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=720+beatty+street,+vancouver&sll=33.839695,-79.053047&sspn=0.008109,0.021222&ie=UTF8&ll=49.27827,-123.112026&spn=0.000796,0.002653&t=h&z=19&om=1 Google Maps satellite view showing the CHDL facility]
* [http://www.vancouverhistory.ca/sunspots_nov.htm Vancouverhistory.ca story on CHDL]


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