ENERGY STAR for Industry - Certification and Challenge
Natural Resources Canada has the sole authority to administer the ENERGY STAR for Industry program in Canada, via an administrative arrangement with its creator, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In alignment with the U.S. program, Canada's program will encourage companies to make improvements in energy performance beyond defined thresholds; it will recognize the achievements of industrial innovators; and will facilitate the sharing of best practices. ENERGY STAR for Industry includes two different components: ENERGY STAR Certification and ENERGY STAR Challenge. Through ENERGY STAR Certification program, manufacturing plants must achieve an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher using an industry-specific ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicator (EPI - benchmarking tools for industrial plant). NRCan works with EPA to determine joint EPIs that measure a plant’s energy performance and compare it to that of similar plants in Canada and the U.S., generating an ENERGY STAR score on a scale of 1 to 100. ENERGY STAR Certification is now available to to seven industral sectors in Canada: integrated steel, commercial baking, automotive assembly, automotive engines, automotive transmissions, cement, and frozen fried potatoes. Through ENERGY STAR Challenge, industrial plants that participate in the challenge and succeed in reducing their energy intensity by 10% , will earn NRCan recognition.
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