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ISO 50001 Implementation Support: Incentives

The ecoENERGY Efficiency for Industry program is offering cost-shared assistance to industrial companies to perform ISO 50001 implementation pilots and energy related assessments.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) will provide a financial incentive of up to 50 percent of study costs to a maximum of

  • $25,000 for ISO 50001 implementation pilots
  • $25,000 for Process Integration (PI) studies
  • $25,000 for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) studies
To be eligible for an incentive, a company must have its technical proposal approved by NRCan before beginning its project.

ISO 50001 Implementation Pilots

This cost-shared assistance is offered to support the implementation of the new standard in industrial facilities. The companies undertaking pilots would work towards a certification-ready status.

The purpose of this new voluntary ISO 50001 standard is to enable organizations to establish systems and processes necessary to take a systematic approach to achieve continual improvement of energy performance (energy efficiency, use, consumption and intensity).

The standard should lead to reductions in energy cost, greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts. This standard is applicable to all types and sizes of organizations.

Eligible costs may include an Energy Management Information Systems audit, professional fees, training, and energy assessment/baseline.

An Energy Management Information System (EMIS) provides relevant information that makes energy performance visible to various levels of an organization, enabling individuals and departments to plan, make decisions and take effective action to manage energy.

The final deliverable will include a report with details on the measures undertaken to meet ISO 50001, e.g. energy baseline, energy performance targets, timeline for achievement of targets, monitoring and reporting procedures.

For detailed information about the pilots, please contact:

Industrial Programs Division
Office of Energy Efficiency
Natural Resources Canada

Process Integration Study

The Process Integration (PI) Study incentive can help to reduce the cost of hiring a technical firm to conduct the assessments.

A PI study analyses the most efficient use of energy, water and raw materials in industrial facilities and identifies optimal interactions between systems. Process integration can improve the energy efficiency of large and complex industrial facilities by applying systematic methodologies to help select and modify processes to minimize resource usage.

Computational Fluid Dynamics Study

The Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Study incentive can help to reduce the cost of hiring a technical firm to conduct the assessments. A CFD study analyses fluid flow and heat transfer in industrial processes and identifies the most efficient system design and operation parameters.

CFD is a branch of fluid mechanics that uses numerical methods and algorithms to solve problems involving fluid flows. Understanding the nature of how liquids and gases interact with surfaces defined by boundary conditions can help optimize system efficiency, reduce unwanted emissions, perform parametric studies and assess design performance.

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