Canada launches ENERGY STAR for Industry to improve industrial energy efficiency

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A new initiative in Canada aims to improve energy efficiency in the industrial sector, which is currently responsible for around 37% of the country's greenhouse gas emissions.
The ENERGY STAR for Industry program -- an expansion of the existing ENERGY STAR Canada program -- will help industrial facilities track, analyse and reduce their energy consumption, enabling them to cut their operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions, and increase their competitiveness.
It builds on the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation, an internationally recognised government–industry partnership aimed at improving energy efficiency in Canada.
The new program provides energy performance indicators (EPIs) that can be used to benchmark facilities' energy performance. The Integrated Steel Mill EPI is the first to be announced, and additional EPIs are being developed to expand the certification to include commercial baking, automotive assembly and cement and fertilizer manufacturing.
ENERGY STAR for Industry certification recognises individual facilities whose energy performance is determined to be among the best within their industries in Canada.
Industrial facilities that score 75 or higher (out of 100) using the current version of their industry-specific EPI can apply for certification and recognition from Natural Resources Canada.
Announcing the initiative, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, said: "ENERGY STAR for Industry will help Canadian industrial facilities reduce energy use and save money, helping Canada meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change."
In December 2016, Canada adopted the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (PCF), a commitment to take action on industrial energy efficiency, including working together to accelerate the adoption of energy management systems. As Natural Resources Canada explains, the PCF highlights that improving industrial energy efficiency is needed to help set the path for long-term clean growth and the transition to a low-carbon economy.
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