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Energy efficiency boosts competitiveness for Windsor steel producer

DJ Galvanizing in Windsor is one of North America’s leading auto steel producers. The company, owned by Luxembourg ’s ArcelorMittal, produces 420,000 metric tonnes annually of galvannealed steel that are shipped to North America’s five major car manufacturers, Toyota, Honda, Ford, Chrysler and General Motors to make exterior body panels. Galvannealing is the combined process of heat treating and galvanizing steel (zinc coating) in preparation for shaping, stamping or forming.

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saveONenergy incentives helped Bradford high school install new energy- efficient lighting and reduce annual electricity consumption by 19%

A $27,652 saveONenergy incentive from the local electric utility PowerStream and funding from the Ontario Ministry of Education to retrofit the school’s lighting system has helped to reduce the school’s annual electricity consumption by 19 percent.

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The Installation of new Energy-efficient Lighting in Brampton Civic Centre saves thousands annually

With a goal to reduce energy costs across City of Brampton buildings and facilities,the Business Planning Division in the Building and Property Management Department completed its largest lighting retrofit project in 2012 with the retrofit of the 220,000 square foot Civic Centre, originally built in the 1970s.

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Southwestern Ontario pork processor uses energy savings to help expand its business

Walnut Hill Farm, a pork processor in Gads Hill, Ontario, is using an estimated 40 percent reduction in electricity costs to help pay for the expansion of its business to $1.3 million from $750,000.

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Holcim (Canada) Inc. Embedded Energy Manager Case Study

Holcim (Canada) Inc. is one of the country’s largest vertically integrated building materials and construction companies. With 3,000 employees, Holcim (Canada) Inc. manufactures cement, aggregates and ready-mix concrete and provides construction services to many of Canada’s largest infrastructure projects. In Mississauga, Holcim operates a dry process cement plant that produces up to 1.5 million tonnes of Portland cement per year and up to 500,000 tonnes of GranCem® per year.

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Installation of energy-efficient lighting across stores in Ontario help Shoppers Drug Mart save over $400,000 in electricity costs annually

With the goal of lowering operating costs for its more than 1,100 associate-owners across Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart is focused on controlling and reducing electricity use.

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Peoples Credit Union saves over $6000 with Energy-Efficient Upgrades.

Peoples Credit Union (PCU) is a responsible, caring financial institution that strives to give its members exemplary service. Beginning over 60 years ago in 1944 as Innisfil Credit Union, PCU has grown from 20 to over 9,000 members with assets over $140 million. From a handful of volunteer staff working in a member's "kitchen" serving a community of farmers to employing 50 people serving the community as a whole with full service locations in Stroud, Shelburne, and Tollendale Village in Barrie.

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Incentives help Sears Canada reduce annual electricity bill by $2 million.

In 2011, Sears invested more than $4.5 million to meet its long-term sustainability goals and reduce its electricity costs. This involved replacing more than 116,000 incandescent spotlights with energy-efficient LED lamps in its department stores and Sears Home stores.

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Cardinal Carter Catholic High School reduces its electricity cost by nearly $27,000 a year.

Retrofitting thousands of inefficient fluorescent lamps at Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in Aurora, among other initiatives, has reduced the school’s electricity usage by over 19 per cent and saved York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) nearly $27,000 annually.

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McMichael Canadian Art Collection saves over $9,000 with Energy-Efficient Lighting Upgrades

Located in Kleinburg Ontario, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection exhibits Canadian artists, offering visitors the unique opportunity to view some of Canada’s finest art pieces and truly experience the Canadian culture. The McMichael offers a diverse collection to continually keep its audience engaged as over 100,000 visitors walk through the gallery each year.

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Energy retrofits at Woodward Avenue Water Treatment Plant saves City of Hamilton $400,000 in electricity per year

The pumps, motors and switchgear at Hamilton’s Woodward Avenue High Lift Pumping Station were reaching the end of their life and needed to be replaced. Built in 1951, this is the City of Hamilton’s largest pumping station, and pumps more than 340 million litres of Lake Ontario water to over 500,000 people on a daily basis.

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Dundas pharmacy creates new lighting environment and lowers electricity costs

A $1,000 grant from the Ontario Power Authority’s Power Saving Blitz and Horizon Utilities helped Lee’s Dundas Pharmacy improve store lighting and reduce electricity costs by 30 per cent.

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Guelph motorcycle shop reduced electricity costs and improved bottom line

Motorcycle customizer RNR Custom Cycle Ltd. used a $1,000 Power Savings Blitz grant from the Ontario Power Authority and Guelph Hydro to upgrade its workshop lighting and cut its electricity bill by more than 10 per cent a month.

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Demand Response 3 (DR3) generates new revenue stream for Toronto's Exhibition Place

With a major focus on promoting sustainable development and green technologies, Exhibition Place has undertaken a range of energy efficiency and carbon reduction projects.

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Demand Response 3 program generates cash for the Powerade Centre in Brampton

The Powerade Centre cuts its electricity use during high demand periods and adds to its bottom line by contracting with Enershift under the Ontario Power Authority’s Demand Response 3 initiative.

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New Cooling System Delivers Energy Savings, Enhanced Comfort and Reduced Costs

With support from the BOMA Toronto Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) incentive program funded by the Ontario Power Authority, GWL Realty Advisors (GWLRA) installed a new chiller in a downtown Toronto commercial property. The investment delivered tangible energy savings, enhanced tenant comfort, and reduced operating expenses.

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Cara Operations Ltd.

Cara committed to a replacement lighting program with Power Save Solutions for it’s corporate stores under the Kelsey’s, Harvey’s, Swiss Chalet and Montana’s brands. In a massive national roll out. Power Save Solutions provided Cara with matched replacements for all of its existing light bulbs paying careful attention to their demand for esthetically specific bulb look and performance.

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Loblaw Companies Limited finds the right electricity balance.

The Ontario Power Authority approached Loblaw – Ontario’s largest retailer and consumer of one percent of the province’s electricity demand – to assist in reducing electricity consumption during peak provincial demand periods at its Ontario grocery stores.

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Air Liquide reduced electricity consumption by up to 6.4 million kilowatt-hours annually to save $500,000

Air Liquide's Hamilton air-separation plant – the largest in Canada – produces 4,000 tons/day of gases for steel, medical and other industrial customers. The company operates three air-separation units on its 14-acre site.

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Owens Corning saves more than $175,000 a year by reducing electricity consumption by 2.3 million kilowatts

Owens Corning’s plant in Guelph makes tens of thousands of tons of glass fibre annually for customer goods industries. The fiber glass, manufactured as thin thread-like strands, is used to make products such as interior car-door panels, ladder frames, tire cores and cafeteria trays.

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Ropak Packaging

Ropak Packaging has been replacing the existing lighting system to reduce electricity consumption by more than 670,000 kilowatts a year and electricity costs by $56,000.

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Controlling electricity costs on the farm

The Jantzis, who have operated the family farm in the Kitchener-Waterloo region for over 30 years, recently took time out from running their farrowing and poultry farm to talk about the importance of controlling electricity costs.

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For Hotel Dieu Hospital upgrading electrical, cooling and heating systems improved energy efficiency and reduced the annual cost of purchasing steam by about $450,000 annually.

Upgrading electrical, cooling and heating systems to improve energy efficiency and reduce the annual cost of purchasing steam by about $450,000.

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The improvements are expected to yield an annual utility savings of approximately $125,000, Making St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital one of the most energy-efficient hospitals in Ontario.

St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is a 425,682-square foot, 166-bed facility servicing more than 89,000 residents in the surrounding area. STEGH’s management team wanted to do more to reduce energy usage and improve the facility’s infrastructure; its goal was a healthier hospital.

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Continuous energy-efficiency projects across the University of Windsor campus reduce electricity usage

The University of Windsor provides graduate and undergraduate instruction to about 16,000 full-time and part-time students. The 40-building campus has approximately 2.8 million square feet of space and consumes about 53 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually.
The challenge for the university is to balance the spending of limited dollars for operating expenses versus investing in new energy efficiency to reduce costs.

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University of Guelph's McLaughlin Library reduced electricity consumption by more than two million kilowatts a year and save more than $180,000 annually

With more than 250,000 square feet over six floors of study space and book collections, the McLaughlin Library is one of the biggest electricity consumers on campus. Replacing thousands of inefficient lighting fixtures and lamps and installing automatic timers and controls in the library was identified as a priority

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