The CCUM network was initially created to meet Canadian National’s thermal requirements; today, it provides thermal services to over one third of Montreal’s downtown core. CCUM has been operating the Montreal Thermal Plant since its creation in 1947. It provides heating and air conditioning to a large portion of Montreal’s downtown.
CCUM opens its thermal plant and sets up the Montreal network.
Gaz Métro acquires CCUM.
CCUM begins supplying hot and cold water to the new Cité du Multimédia district.
Dalkia Canada, a subsidiary of Veolia Environment‘s Energy Services Division, acquires a 50% equity stake in CCUM.
CCUM invests over $5 million to reduce its CO2 emissions. Since then, 30,000 tons of CO2 have been sold on the North-American voluntary Greenhouse Gases market.
CCUM installs a new boiler and thermal solar panels.
Gaz Métro Plus became the sole owner of CCUM as it acquired the interest of Veolia North America
THREE SEPARATE NETWORKS
CCUM OPERATES THREE SEPARATE NETWORKS 24/7:
A STEAM NETWORK, A HOT WATER NETWORK, AND A CHILLED WATER NETWORK.
These networks are supplied by four boilers (with a total capacity of 145 MW) and four chillers (with a total capacity of 10 MW). These units are large enough to meet the thermal energy needs of all its clients, regardless of climatic conditions.
The CCUM networks supply over 1.8 million m² in various infrastructures: office towers, shopping centres, hotels, a train station, a university campus and prestige apartments.
The steam produced by CCUM meets all certification criteria, particularly concerning building humidification.
THE LEED CERTIFICATION PROCESS
Urban energy networks obtain excellent ratings in environmental impact—including LEED certification. They offer a sustainable and cost-effective solution for heating and air-conditioning.
Buildings connected to thermal networks not only reduce particulate emissions, but also don’t use refrigerants such as CFCs (damaging to the ozone layer), or any other chemical.