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New Brunswick energy leaders recognized

New Brunswick energy innovators were recognized during the second annual Premier’s Awards for Energy Efficiency in Fredericton, NB on May 13, an event hosted by Efficiency NB. Premier Shawn Graham presented awards to recipients in 13 different categories, recognizing different economic sectors.


Amcor Rigid Plastics was named "Energy Efficiency Champion – Small & Medium Industrial Sector" for its Moncton, NB facility. The facility produces plastic bottles from Polyethylene Terephthalate (P.E.T.) pellets. In the last couple of years, Amcor has completed several energy efficiency projects, including a compressed air upgrade, which has reduced energy consumption by 6,343 GJ. Amcor’s next large project at the Moncton plant—a chiller plant replacement—could save close to $100,000/year in energy costs.


The recip
ient of the award for Energy Efficiency Champion – Industrial Sector was Irving Pulp and Paper Division. The company operates four manufacturing facilities in New Brunswick, producing paper products in the form of specialty paper for flyers and magazines, tissues and packaging. In 2007/2008 Irving invested in a new, high efficiency boiler and completed its Heat Recover Phase 1 Project. Through this project and others, the company has reduced fossil fuel consumption by 515 TJ, with more than $3 million in fuel savings.

The Premier’s Awards for Energy Efficiency were developed by Efficiency NB to recognize companies, organizations and individuals for their innovation and achievement in the field of energy efficiency.



For more information on Efficiency NB and the Premier’s Awards for Energy Efficiency, go to

May 15, 2010  By  John Gilson

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