MCW Custom Energy Solutions Joins Clinton Climate Initiative

    Partnership Aims to Reduce Energy Demand and Costs in the Greater Toronto

    TORONTO, March 31 /CNW/ - MCW Custom Energy Solutions Ltd, a Canadian
owned energy services provider, domiciled in downtown Toronto, operating
across Canada and around the world, has officially partnered with the Clinton
Climate Initiative (CCI) to help the world's largest cities reduce global
energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings are one of the
largest consumers of energy and generate emissions that contribute to global
climate change.
    "MCW takes pride in offering custom designed, engineered single sourced
comprehensive energy solutions," said Colin Rabnett, Executive Partner of the
MCW Group of Companies. "Implementing environmentally conscious measures is
MCW's way of reducing emissions and helping to make communities more
sustainable through the systematic reduction of their environmental foot
    MCW will work with CCI's Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program - a
unique global partnership joining together city governments, building owners
and managers, energy service companies, financial institutions, and other
partners to reduce emissions from buildings across the municipal, private,
commercial, educational and public housing sectors.


    Building on his long-term commitment to preserving the environment,
President Clinton launched the Clinton Foundation's Climate Initiative in
August 2006 with the mission of applying the Foundation's business-oriented
approach to the fight against climate change in practical, measurable and
significant ways. In its first phase, CCI is working with cities around the
world to accelerate efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
    In May 2007, President Clinton announced the creation of a global Energy
Efficiency Building Retrofit Program, a project of the Clinton Climate
Initiative. This program brings together ten of the world's largest energy
service companies (ESCOs), six of the world's largest financial institutions,
and many of the world's largest cities in a landmark effort to reduce energy
consumption in existing buildings across the municipal, private, commercial,
educational and public housing sectors. The program provides both cities and
their private building owners with access to the necessary funds to retrofit
existing buildings with more energy efficient products, typically leading to
energy savings between 20 to 50 percent.
    Urban areas are responsible for approximately 75 percent of all energy
use and greenhouse gas emissions in the world. Buildings account for nearly 40
percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and in mature cities such as New
York and London this figure is close to 70 percent. As part of the Building
Retrofit Program, cities have agreed to develop a program to make their
municipal buildings more energy efficient and provide incentives for private
building owners to retrofit their buildings with energy saving technologies.
The retrofit program will be consistent with, and work within, city
procurement and tendering rules. Participation in the program will be open to
local banks and companies, who will be invited to contribute to the funding
pool and to expand the list of green products used in retrofits. This is the
first of many programs that CCI is organizing with partner cities in the C40
Large Cities Climate Leadership Group, an association of large cities that
have agreed to work together to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.


    MCW will use its expertise as a global energy services provider to
develop and implement tailored solutions that create efficient, revitalized,
and modernized facilities. As the Canadian Industry's largest, independent
service provider, MCW is equipment and technology neutral, allowing its
engineers to use the most appropriate, state-of-the-art technologies for a
particular project. MCW will leverage this flexibility to provide unique
solutions that meet each city's specific project needs.
    MCW offers a full range of services that encompass energy and water
efficiency, renewable and traditional energy infrastructure, operations and
maintenance, and energy procurement and management. As David Bellamy,
President of the MCW Group of Companies, comments "Approaching building
revitalization in a holistic manner enables MCW to devise solutions that
address the unique cultural, structural, and climate based needs of each city.
    The MCW team has an award-winning track record of success and growth in
the energy services industry. MCW's staff of energy efficiency and renewable
energy experts has been providing solutions to a broad spectrum of customers
including government, commercial entities, industry, healthcare and
educational institutions. With over 44 years of history MCW has, within the
past 20 years alone, provided custom designed solutions representing nearly
$4 billion worth of building energy and water consuming infrastructure
projects worldwide.

    MCW CUSTOM ENERGY SOLUTIONS LTD: MCW is the largest independent 
comprehensive energy solutions provider in Canada. Headquartered in downtown
Toronto, Ontario, MCW utilizes innovative strategies, systems, and
technologies for renewable and sustainable energy generation and
infrastructure renewal, thereby reducing operating expenses, increasing energy
reliability and reducing its valued clients environmental foot print.

For further information:

For further information: Gerry Verge, Business Development, (416)
598-2920 X485, e-mail:

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