HAMILTON, ON, Feb. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Energy efficiency in industry strengthens competitiveness, lowers costs, maximizes profits and promotes a more sustainable environment. Promoting and rewarding energy-efficient practices are key components of Canada's approach to transitioning to a clean energy future.
Member of Parliament for York Centre, Michael Levitt, on behalf of Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, today formally announced a $40,000 investment for ArcelorMittal for an ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard that reduced energy consumption and improved the environmental performance of its organization.
This project is funded in part by Natural Resources Canada and facilitated by the Canadian Industry Partnership for Energy Conservation (CIPEC).
CIPEC includes more than 2,300 facilities representing 20 industrial sectors and over 50 trade associations. An award-winning partnership between the Government of Canada and Canadian industry, CIPEC advances industrial energy efficiency by promoting the uptake of energy management systems, best practices and technologies.
Through Generation Energy, Canada's national energy dialogue, Canadians expressed that they want to see Canada continuing to be a leader in the transition to a clean growth economy. Canada will continue to support innovative projects that create jobs, improve industry competitiveness, cut pollution and act on climate change.
- Canadian companies that have implemented ISO 50001 have achieved an average energy intensity improvement of nearly 10 percent within the first two years, resulting in up to $2 million in annual energy cost savings for large Canadian companies.
- The ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard is an internationally recognized voluntary standard that gives organizations a structured framework to manage energy. Organizations that have implemented ISO 50001 have reduced energy costs and increased competitiveness while minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental impacts.
"With industry and government working together at all levels, we can create a more prosperous, competitive and sustainable Canada. Our government is committed to energy efficiency, and we are proud to work with ArcelorMittal to advance our clean energy future."
Member of Parliament for York Centre
"Achieving ISO 500001 certification is a recognition of the integrity of our energy management system. We are managing the energy we bring into the system in the most effective way and getting the most value from it. This is another aspect that helps us maintain our competitive position."
Manager, Energy Department, ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Canadian Industry Partnership for Energy Conservation (CIPEC)
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