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Government of Canada launches a new resource to help industry reduce energy use and improve productivity

The Energy Savings Toolbox, a new, comprehensive guide to industrial energy efficiency and developed in conjunction with provinces, territories and industry stakeholders, provides a step-by-step methodology to help industry identify and capitalize on energy savings. The Toolbox, published on CD and available at no charge from Natural Resources Canada, offers a detailed reference for understanding and managing energy use in every phase of an operation, from designing and conducting an energy audit to carrying out cost-benefit analyses.

“The benefits of using energy more efficiently are very clear — energy efficiency means fewer emissions and lower costs. That is why energy efficiency is a key element of our Turning the Corner plan to fight climate change,” said Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources. “But in a complex industrial operation, the savings are not always easy to spot. With the Energy Savings Toolbox, Canadian industry now has a start-to-finish guide to managing energy consumption.”

The Toolbox includes an extensive technical supplement with spreadsheet tools for costing, analysis and other related calculations. It is available on CD at


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