Canadian Plant Receives More Than $140,000 for Energy Efficient Efforts


Pilkington Glass plant in Ontario, Canada, received $146,049 for its energy conservation efforts, part of the Save on Energy Retrofit Program.

Pilkington, manufacturer of glass for buildings and vehicles, made upgrades to the plant’s compressed air system and dryers. The upgrades resulted in a substantial energy savings. The money was presented on behalf of Collus Powerstream, a community-owned utility services provider in Canada.

Eligible measures under the Save on Energy Retrofit Program are those that provide sustainable, measurable and verifiable reductions in peak electricity demand and/or electricity consumption and below are some examples:
  • Lighting retrofits
  • Lighting controls
  • HVAC redesign
  • Chiller replacement
  • Variable speed drives
  • Improvement of thermal performance of a building envelope through measures such as increased insulation, installation of high performance windows and frames, low emissive window glazing or low emissive roof barriers
  • Implementation of new operating procedures, including the purchase and installation of equipment (such as an energy management system, building automation systems, sensors, control equipment, metering equipment, or related communication systems) necessary either to obtain or to increase the effectiveness of an energy management system or building automation system.

In the United States, companies, schools and organizations have recently been rewarded for their energy efficient efforts. Just this month, Indiana’s Valparaiso University’s new 55,000 square-foot science building was honored by NIPSCO (Northern Indiana Public Service Company) for its energy efficient initiatives, and awarded a $150,000 energy rebate.

And in June, an online, user-friendly rebate tool was implemented recently that allows HVAC contractors to search for local and national rebates or incentives available on energy efficient light commercial LG air conditioning systems.

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