Efficiency NB wins international award
Efficiency NB is the first Canadian organization to receive the International Star (I-Star) Award for Energy Efficiency by the Alliance to Save Energy. The award recognizes Efficiency NB's Large Industrial Program for pioneering creative energy efficiency programs and innovative solutions.
“It is terrific to see Efficiency NB recognized for its work in support of large industry in the province,” said New Brunswick Energy Minister Jack Keir. “The agency has a unique, customized approach to helping New Brunswick companies reduce energy use and lower costs while increasing productivity and competitiveness.”
According to Efficiency NB, the Large Industrial Program involves the province’s 30 main industrial facilities in an energy management partnership. It is based on three objectives: 1) identifying and encouraging the adoption of energy-efficiency projects; 2) implementing energy management information systems; and 3) educating participants about the importance of accurate and sustained energy savings.
“It is an honour for Efficiency NB to be the first Canadian organization recognized with this prestigious international award,” said Elizabeth Weir, president and CEO of Efficiency NB. “We are extremely proud of the impact we have achieved in energy efficiency in all sectors in the province. Our Large Industrial Program is an excellent example of the far-reaching benefits of energy efficiency, demonstrating the power of providing the tools and informed advice to assist in achieving significant reductions in energy use and in greenhouse gas emissions.”
For more information, go to www.efficiencynb.ca/enb.
June 17, 2010 By John Gilson
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