New program will improve industrial sector energy efficiency by helping facilities track, analyze and reduce energy consumption.
ST. ANDREWS, NB — The federal government is launching a new initiative for industry that aims to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve business competitiveness.
The ENERGY STAR for Industry program is an expansion of the existing ENERGY STAR Canada program that will see Canadian industry contribute more to the transition to a low-carbon and clean-growth economy.
Canada’s industrial sector contributes 37% of the country’s GHG emissions. The government says the new program will improve industrial sector energy efficiency by helping facilities track, analyze and reduce energy consumption to reduce operating costs and improve competitiveness.
The ENERGY STAR for Industry certification provides energy performance indicators (EPI) used to benchmark energy performance in industrial facilities. The Integrated Steel Mill EPI is the first to be available in Canada.
Additional EPIs are being developed to expand the certification to include commercial baking, automotive assembly and cement and fertilizer manufacturing.
The ENERGY STAR Canada program is a voluntary partnership among the federal government and more than 1,500 organizations working to use natural resources more wisely through greater energy efficiency.
ENERGY STAR for Industry builds on the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation, an internationally recognized government–industry partnership aimed at improving energy efficiency. The certification recognizes individual facilities whose energy performance is determined to be among the best within their industries in Canada.
Industrial facilities that score in the top quartile “best-in-class” can apply for certification and recognition.