NRCan launches new Energy Star for Industry program • AUG 2017
August 15, 2017 - Earlier today at the Energy & Mines Ministers’ Conference, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, launched the new Energy Star for Industry program.
By Anthony Capkun
The program aims to improve energy efficiency in Canada’s industrial sector by helping facilities track, analyze and reduce their energy consumption.
Energy Star for Industry certification provides energy performance indicators (EPIs) that can be used to benchmark industrial facilities’ energy performance. The Integrated Steel Mill EPI is the first to be available in Canada. Additional EPIs are being developed to expand Energy Star for Industry certification to include commercial baking, automotive assembly, and cement and fertilizer manufacturing in Canada.
“Energy efficiency is key to a clean and prosperous Canadian economy,” said Joseph Galimberti of the Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA). “The CSPA is proud of the work of its members in helping to bring Energy Star for Industry to Canada.”
Energy Star for Industry builds on the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC), a government-industry partnership aimed at improving energy efficiency in Canada.
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. NRCan publicly recognizes the most energy-efficient Canadian facilities with Energy Star for Industry certification.