Operations & Management
Minister Carr issues Energy Star Challenge for Industry
October 16, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Oct. 16, 2017 – Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, has announced the Energy Star Challenge for Industry, encouraging Canadian industrial manufacturing facilities to reduce energy use and related costs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Energy Star Challenge for Industry calls on companies and plants to improve their productivity, environmental performance and bottom lines by improving their energy efficiency by 10 per cent within five years.
The challenge suggests low-cost actions such as turning off lights and equipment when not in use and fixing leaks in compressed air systems. Other actions, like installing energy-efficient lighting and replacing equipment with more energy-efficient models, will yield greater energy savings.
Minister Carr issued the challenge at the Weston Bakery in Winnipeg, Man., on the eve of the Generation Energy Forum, a two-day conference in the Manitoba capital that bought together more than 600 experts, industry representatives, traditional and emerging energy sectors, and Indigenous and community leaders.
Energy Star for Industry builds on the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation, an internationally recognized government–industry partnership aimed at improving energy efficiency in Canada.