Operations & Management
New Energy Star for Industry program aims to improve industrial energy efficiency
August 28, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Aug. 28, 2017 – Improving energy efficiency contributes firsthand to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improving industrial competitiveness and increasing profitability.
At the Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, launched the new Energy Star for Industry program, an expansion to the existing Energy Star Canada program that aims to help the Canadian industry contribute more to the transition to a low-carbon and clean-growth economy.
“Energy Star for Industry will help Canadian industrial facilities reduce energy use and save money, helping Canada meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change,” said Carr.
According to the ministry, the Canadian industrial sector contributes to roughly 37 per cent of the country’s GHG emissions. Energy Star for Industry aims to improve energy efficiency in the industrial sector by helping facilities track, analyze and reduce their energy consumption, thus helping to reduce operating costs and improve competitiveness.
Energy Star for Industry certification provides energy performance indicators (EPI) that can be used to benchmark an industrial facility’s energy performance. The Integrated Steel Mill EPI is the first to be available in Canada. Additional EPIs are being developed to expand Energy Star for Industry certification to include commercial baking, automotive assembly and cement and fertilizer manufacturing in Canada.