Canada Invests in Energy Efficiency Improvements in Montreal

From: Natural Resources Canada

February 18, 2019 Montreal Natural Resources Canada

Energy efficiency in industry strengthens competitiveness, lowers costs, maximizes profits and promotes a more sustainable environment. Promoting and rewarding energy-efficient practices are key components of Canada’s approach to transitioning to a clean energy future.

Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent, Emmanuella Lambropoulos, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, today formally announced a $10,000 investment for 3M Canada for an ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard that reduced the company’s energy consumption and improved environmental performance.

With funding from Natural Resources Canadaand facilitated by the Canadian Industry Partnership for Energy Conservation (CIPEC), the project enabled 3M Canada to improve the energy performance of its Montreal Laboratory.

CIPEC includes more than 2,300 facilities representing 20 industrial sectors and over 50 trade associations. An award-winning partnership between the Government of Canada and Canadian industry, CIPEC advances industrial energy efficiency by promoting the uptake of energy management systems, best practices and technologies.

Through Generation Energy, Canada’s national energy dialogue, Canadians expressed that they want to see Canada continuing to be a leader in the transition to a clean growth economy. Canada will continue to support innovative projects that create jobs, improve industry competitiveness, cut pollution and act on climate change.

“With industry and government working together at all levels, we can create a more prosperous, competitive and sustainable Canada. Our government is committed to energy efficiency, and we are proud to work with 3M Canada to advance our clean energy future.”

Emmanuella Lambropoulos

Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent

“The funding, combined with 3M Canada’s own investments, has helped us improve energy efficiency by 6.3 percent since 2015 at our Montreal facility.”

Andrew Hejnar

Energy Manager, 3M Canada

Quick facts

  • The ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard is an internationally recognized voluntary standard that gives organizations a structured framework to manage energy.

  • Organizations that have implemented ISO 50001 have reduced energy costs and increased competitiveness while minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other environmental impacts.

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