Broan-NuTone achieves ISO 5001 Energy Management Systems certification
By HPAC MagazineHPAC General HVAC Systems
Broan-NuTone Canada Inc., based in Mississauga, ON, became one of only three Canadian companies certified to the ISO 5001 Energy Management Systems standard in November of 2012. Heads Up CIPEC Newsletter reports that the company started on its journey to energy savings in 2007 and through numerous measures, including employee engagement, reduced its energy consumption by 45 per cent over the subsequent five years. According to John Martinovic, director of operations at Broan-NuTone Canada Inc., the ISO 50001 certification will tie many pieces together, for example, employee engagement, operating procedures, total cost of ownership and legal requirements. “Now formal roles and responsibilities are connected across the company. It also formalizes our annual energy consumption review process and formally identifies energy saving opportunities so that they are more likely to be implemented,” said Martinovic. Seven projects have already been identified and are en route to implementation. Two of these are a destratification project, which will recirculate heat from the ceiling and the installation of a heat exchanger for the paint line that would use waste heat from the ovens.