Canadian Manufacturing

Chrysler’s Brampton, Ont., plant recognized by Ottawa for going green

Presented with leadership award under Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation



BRAMPTON, Ont.—Chrysler Group’s assembly plant in Brampton, Ont., has been recognized by the federal government for its leadership in energy efficiency.

The plant in Brampton, just west of Toronto, earned a leadership award under the federal Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) for its efforts in energy efficiency across its operations.

The award was presented during the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Energy Summit 2014 in Niagara Falls, Ont., this week.

“This CIPEC leadership award means a lot to the Brampton team, who rallied together in their efforts to identify and implement sustainable solutions that helped the plant achieve energy efficiency improvements, while contributing to a cleaner environment,” plant manager Dan Omahen said in a statement.

The plant was the first automotive assembly facility in Canada to achieve ISO 50001: energy management standards certification after implementing initiatives like lighting control, which sees lights extinguished autonomously in unoccupied areas.

Developed and implemented by plant electricians, it translated into savings of $110,000 in annual electricity costs.

Installing an automated heating and ventilation management system and scheduler meant an estimated savings of almost $2 million in annual electricity and natural gas costs, while also reducing excess negative exhaust by 1,200,000 cubic feet per minute.

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