Chrysler’s Brampton plant honoured for going green
May 16, 2014 | By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Chrysler Group’s Brampton Assembly Plant (BAP) has been recognized by the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) with a Leadership Award. The acknowledgement comes for being a company that has made significant and innovative contributions to energy efficiency. The award was presented during Energy Summit 2014, which took place in Niagara Falls, Ont., May 14-15, 2014.
BAP was the first automotive assembly plant in Canada to achieve ISO 50001: 2011 Energy Management standards certification. The facility’s achievements in energy management include initiatives such as lighting control, which sees lights extinguished autonomously in unoccupied areas. Developed and implemented by plant electricians, it translated into savings of $110,000 in annual electricity costs. Implementation of an automated heating and ventilation management system and scheduler meant an estimated savings of almost $2 million in annual electricity and natural gas costs, while also reducing excess negative exhaust by 1,200,000 cubic feet per minute.
“This CIPEC Leadership award means a lot to the Brampton Assembly Plant team, who rallied together in their efforts to identify and implement sustainable solutions that helped the plant achieve energy efficiency improvements, while contributing to a cleaner environment,” said Dan Omahen, plant manager, Brampton Assembly, Chrysler Group LLC.
The CIPEC Leadership Awards give national recognition to industrial companies, students and graduates. NRCan and the CIPEC executive Board Chair presented a plaque/certificate to each award winner during a special ceremony at the Energy Summit 2014.
CIPEC is a partnership between private industry and the federal government. It aims to promote and improve Canada’s industrial energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from energy use in the industrial sector. CIPEC includes more than 1,400 companies and trade associations.