October 6, 2009 - Conservation Programming in the Industrial Sector

On Tuesday October 6, the Conservation Fund’s webinar series kicked off a new season with a focus on energy efficiency and conservation in the industrial sector.

Here’s what happened in episode one:

Andrew Smith, Manager, Industrial Programs: The session began with a closer look at developments toward a new Industrial Energy-Efficiency Program.  Andrew has also played an important role in helping to guide Fund-supported projects in the industrial sector since 2006.

Maria Klimas, Senior Project Manager, Guelph Food and Technology Centre (GFTC): GFTC, Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement (OCETA) and Food and Consumer Products Canada (FCPC) are leading a Conservation Fund-supported project aimed at increasing the sustainability performance of Ontario’s strategically important food and beverage sector.  The project will establish and test a sustainability implementation framework that companies in this energy-intensive sector can apply to improve their sustainability performance while delivering significant energy savings and an enhanced bottom line. 

Graham Knowles, Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and Jon Feldman, Managing Consultant, Hatch Energy: CPIA is leading a conservation program for Ontario’s plastics processors – a key Ontario manufacturing segment, and one which is dominated by small and medium enterprises. This Conservation Fund initiative provides for outreach activities to senior management to get energy efficiency on their agenda, and offers mini-energy assessments, workshops and webinars to help companies find low-cost ways of becoming more energy efficient.  One of the biggest successes of this project is the way that it has engaged employees at all levels to bring about a culture of conservation in several Ontario companies.

An audio recording of the webinar can be accessed here: https://powerauthority.on.ca/event/?event_id=568