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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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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.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Cummins Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

Cummins Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

A global engine manufacturer improves energy performance 12.6% with SEP

This case study describes how Cummins Inc. worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office to successfully implement an Energy Management System (EnMS) that meets all requirements of ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance (SEP).

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.

Monday, February 24, 2014

General Dynamics Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

General Dynamics Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

Defense contractor improves energy performance nearly 12%, achieving a six-month payback and earning Gold-level certification by Superior Energy Performance

This case study describes how General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) worked with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office to successfully implement an energy management system (EnMS) at a federal ammunition plant in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

University of Queensland Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

University of Queensland Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

More effective energy data collection, analysis, and communication

This case study describes how a more extensive metering system is being installed at UQ to support the identification of energy efficiency opportunities. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Simplot Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

Simplot Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

Moving from a static energy use model to real energy management using systems optimisation

This case study describes how changes to the refrigeration control system at Simplot's plant in Devonport, Tasmania, including the installation of variable speed drives (VSDs) and variable head pressure control (VHPC), may have reduced refrigeration energy use by up to 10%. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

BHP Billiton Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

BHP Billiton Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

Implementing multi-variable control systems to improve energy management and productivity

This case study describes how the implementation of multi-variable controls (MVC) has allowed BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina to increase yield at its refinery with an associated improvement in energy efficiency. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

AngloGold Ashanti Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

AngloGold Ashanti Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

Optimising existing data and control systems to improve energy management

This case study describes how AngloGold Ashanti Australia achieved significant productivity improvements at their Australian gold mine by optimising the control of the crushing and milling circuit. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Toyota Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

Toyota Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

This case study, published by the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project, describes implementing energy efficiency measures as part of an EnMS at Toyota South Africa.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Johnson Matthey Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

Johnson Matthey Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

This case study, published by the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project, describes ISO 50001 implementation and the initial audit, which led to R7.7 million in savings at the Johnson Matthey South Africa (JMSA) Gemiston (Gauteng) plant.

Monday, July 1, 2013

ArcelorMittal Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

ArcelorMittal Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

This case study, published by the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project, describes the EnMS use at ArcelorMittal’s Saldanha Works plant, resulting saving roughly R90 million in 2011, offsetting its investment in less than four production days.

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

Darigold Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

Darigold Global Energy Management System Implementation Case Study

This case study, published by the Institute for Industrial Productivity, describes EnMS implementation as a cost cutting strategy at Darigold, a dairy and food processing company.

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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