Broan NuTone joins Partners in Project Green Business Ambassador network
March 2, 2012 - Broan NuTone Canada (BNC) has joined the Partners in Project Green Business Ambassador network, strengthening the community of companies striving to transform the employment lands surrounding Ontario's Toronto Pearson, into an internationally recognized eco-business zone.
By Alyssa Dalton
As a Business Ambassador, BNC gains access to business advisory services such as assistance in identifying service providers, coordinating regulatory and stakeholder meetings, and advancing company specific eco-business opportunities.
According to Partners in Project Green, BNC has shown its commitment to sustainability through many environmental initiatives, including:
• The Ecoforward program, designed to discover opportunities for enhancing environmental protection, by energy efficient new product development, and improving manufacturing and marketing processes within the company.
• Adjustments to energy consumption were implemented from 2008 to 2011, with cost savings of >40% per year, totaling up to $320,000 annually. This includes retrofitting fluorescent T12 plant and office lighting with T8 lights with electronic ballasts and occupancy sensors, along with installing a timer for lights in the parking lot, and phase liners for equipment motors.
• Reducting natural gas consumption by reusing water in tanks for washing ($12,593 in savings), reducing the temperature of washing tanks ($45,447 in savings), chiller and compressor heat recovery ($25,481 in savings), a proprietary Variable Frequency Drive exhaust system for cure oven ($24,292 in savings) and temperature reduction in the dry-off oven ($36,792 in savings), for a total savings of $144,605 annually in natural gas use.
• BNC has been recognized twice consecutively by Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) in its biennial CIPEC Leadership awards. BNC received the 2009 Award for “Integrated Energy Efficiency Strategy”, and the 2011 award for “Corporate Stewardship”.