Incentive program supports integrated energy management system at Hamilton facility
HAMILTON, ON, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas is partnering with snack powerhouse Mondelēz Canada Inc. through an innovative program that helps reduce energy use by leveraging more efficient uses of natural gas.
The Union Gas EnerSmart program helped the company extend its investment by installing an integrated energy management system at the Hamilton facility, which is allowing them to better measure energy use, establish benchmark metrics and identify opportunities to further reduce usage. Some of the opportunities identified to date are steam trap repairs and insulating the steam distribution system.
This program complements the existing work being done at the Hamilton Facility to help reduce its overall environmental footprint through projects like compressed air leakage reduction, water savings and efficient lighting.
Mark Glasier, manager of industrial sales for Union Gas, today presented the $50,000 incentive cheque to Andres Ruiz, manager of Mondelēz Canada's Hamilton plant.
"Union Gas is very pleased to support corporate leaders like Mondelēz Canada Inc. as they strive to meet important goals like shrinking their environmental footprint," said Glasier. "Through the wide range of incentives we offer through our EnerSmart program, natural gas users of all sizes, across many sectors, can significantly reduce their energy use and lower their GHG emissions."
"Mondelēz International has a comprehensive and well-defined Well Being Strategy that focuses on many key areas to help protect the well-being of our planet - from the products we make, to the ingredients we source, to how we make our products," said Ruiz. "Globally, we're committed to reducing our environmental footprint and energy use is a critical component of that. Thanks to Union Gas and its program, we're finding ways to reduce our energy, which is helping us in reaching our global goal of reducing energy by 15 per cent."
The Union Gas EnerSmart program offers incentives to municipal, commercial and industrial customers to implement projects that will use natural gas more efficiently, reducing energy costs and emissions. For more information visit uniongas.com/savemoneyandenergy.
Union Gas has been dedicated to energy conservation and reducing its environmental footprint for over 15 years. Since it first began offering Demand Side Management programs in 1997, Union Gas has delivered over 6.3 billion cubic metres of natural gas savings, and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by the equivalent of removing 2.1 million cars from Ontario's roads for a year.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited, a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers, assets of over $6.4 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014. For more information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.
About Mondelēz International
Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is a global snacking powerhouse, with 2012 revenue of $35 billion. Creating delicious moments of joy in 165 countries, Mondelēz International is a world leader in chocolate, biscuits, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate, Jacobs coffee, LU, Nabisco and Oreo biscuits, Tang powdered beverages and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor's 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com and www.facebook.com/mondelezinternational.
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