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Case Studies

This collection of energy management system (EnMS) case studies presents the real-world data and experiences of early adopters who use EnMS to achieve savings. These case studies describe the implementation and resulting savings from use of an EnMS, ISO 50001, or energy optimization projects.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

St. Marys Cement Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

St. Marys Cement Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

First ISO 50001 certified industrial facility in North America

This case study describes how since implementing ISO 50001 in 2011, the Bowmanville plant has re-certified in both CEE (Certification in Energy Excellence – Gold Award ) in 2013 and ISO 50001 in 2014. In 2012, the first full year after ISO 50001 certification, the Bowmanville plant was able to produce 117,840 equivalent tons more product than 2011 while reducing energy consumption by 0.0063 MWH/equivalent ton, resulting in a total annual energy savings of 34,286 GJ and a total energy cost savings of $2,071,309 USD.

Friday, May 12, 2017

IBM Corporation Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

IBM Corporation Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

ISO 50001 Registration: Results and Benefits

This case study describes how energy management has long been an integral component of IBM’s global Environmental Management System (EMS). IBM successfully earned a single worldwide registration of its EMS against the ISO 14001 standard in 1997; and against the ISO 50001 standard in 2012.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Schneider Electric Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Schneider Electric Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

The global specialist in energy management

This case study describes how Schneider Electric has realized many benefits from implementation of ISO 50001. Specifically, they have achieved an Energy Performance Improvement of 25,600 MWh or 11%.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New Afton Mine Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

New Afton Mine Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

New Afton is the first mine in North America to implement ISO 50001

This case study describes how New Afton Mine started production in June 2012 and received ISO 50001 certification on March 31, 2014. With a number of prestigious energy management related awards received over the past few years, New Afton continues to set an example of what is possible as a result of passion, drive and commitment.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Catalyst Paper, Crofton Division Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Catalyst Paper, Crofton Division Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Achievement by Crofton Division

This case study describes how Catalyst Paper, Crofton Division has made significant efforts to reduce energy intensity using different methods and evolving in their approach of energy management and energy performance improvement. The combined strategy of consuming less while generating more has had the great benefit of offsetting purchased power by 7.2%.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

3M Company Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

3M Company Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Energy Efficiency as a 3M Competitive Advantage

This case study describes how 3M facilities were among the first to pilot the implementation of ISO 50001 in 2011, and, since that time, 3M has implemented the standard at eighteen facilities in seven countries. Superior Energy Performance (ISO 50021) has been implemented at three of the eighteen facilities. 3M facilities participating in ISO 50001 and ISO 50021 have shown an energy performance improvement of 10.5% over the past three years.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Global Wood Concepts Ltd. Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Global Wood Concepts Ltd. Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Toronto furniture manufacturer first in Canada to earn ISO 50001 certification

This case study describes how Global Wood Concepts Ltd. in Toronto, Ontario, became certified in the ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems standard in 2015 as the logical next step in the company’s evolution as an energy saver.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Chrysler Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

Chrysler Global Energy Management Implementation Case Study

This case study describes how Chrysler Group LLC’s Brampton assembly plant became the first automotive assembly plant in Canada to achieve ISO 50001 certification while saving millions in energy costs.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

IBM Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

IBM Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

This case study describes how IBM worked with Natural Resources Canada to implemented an energy management system at its semiconductor manufacturing facility in Bromont, Quebec.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lincoln Electric Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

Lincoln Electric Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

This case study describes how Lincoln Electric became CAN/CSA ISO 50001 certified after implementing an energy management system at its facility in Toronto, Ontario, which manufactures steel welding wire and industrial diesel-driven DC generator welding machines.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

3M Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

3M Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

This case study, published by the Institute for Industrial Productivity, describes key steps and lessons learned from ISO 50001 and SEP certification at 3M Canada’s Brockville tape plant.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

St Marys Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

St Marys Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

This case study, published by the Institute for Industrial Productivity, describes energy management measures and lessons learned implementing an ISO 50001 EnMS at St Marys Cement Bowmanville plant in Ontario, Canada.

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