CIPEC energy leadership award winners announced

Energy Summit 2016 celebrates high achievers in energy management and sustainability.

May 19, 2016   by PLANT STAFF

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Managing energy use is moving up the list of priorities for manufacturers who must deal with rising electricity costs and how their operations impact the environment.

Excellence in these endeavours was celebrated at Energy Summit 2016 in Niagara Falls May 18, a biennial event presented by the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) in partnership with Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC).

CIPEC’s Leadership Awards highlighted the achievements of CIPEC member companies that promote and improve energy efficiency, cut costs and improve productivity through sustainable energy use.

There were two winners in each category:

• Corporate Stewardship: ArcelorMittal Dofasco and Cascades Inc.

• Process and Technology Improvement: Barrick – Hemlo and CAE Inc.

• Energy Performance Management: Shell Canada Limited and Catalyst Paper Corp. – Powell River Facility

• Employee Awareness and Training: 3M Canada – Brockville Plant and Canfor Pulp

• Integrated Energy Efficiency Strategy: Global Wood Concepts Ltd. and Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee

• CIPEC Energy Management National Award: New Gold – New Afton Mine and 3M Canada Co.

CIPEC has more than 2,500 member companies, representing more than 21 industrial sectors and over 50 trade associations.

EMC Canada, a not-for-profit organization based in Owen Sound, Ont., helps Canadian manufacturers compete globally by sharing ideas and best practices.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)  seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products is the federal government ministry tasked with enhancing the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources.

The Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) is a partnership between private industry and the federal government that promotes Canada’s industrial energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from energy use.

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