Ontario Construction News staff writer
Enbridge Gas will provide $51,348 to support energy efficiency initiatives at Coco Paving’s operations facility in Belleville.
The cash is for three projects that were completed last year that are expected to result in enough natural gas savings to heat about 41 homes for one year. Additionally, the Coco expects to save about $33,911 in natural gas costs – savings that will be redirected into enhancing operations including investing in cleaner equipment and technologies.
The projects included two separate feasibility studies that looked at introducing alternative materials into the company’s operations to help enhance energy efficiency, and a project aimed at finding a solution for developing a more durable asphalt mix for cold climate roads.
“Initial investment for energy efficient equipment is essential to not only provide a safe environment for workers but will provide a return in terms of energy savings in the future. With the help of Enbridge Gas’ Energy Efficiency Incentive program, we were able to install energy efficient equipment to help protect the environment and our employees; these incentives help to make the right decision.” – Anthony Rossi, director, Coco Group
The Enbridge Gas Industrial Energy Conservation program is designed to assist and reward end-use customers to improve energy efficiency and environmental performance in new construction or on major renovation projects. More information can be found by visiting: https://enbridgesmartsavings.com/experts.
“The success of Enbridge’s Energy Efficiency programs is completely dependent on working with our customers and understanding all of their energy solution needs,” said Jean-Benoit Trahan, Director Eastern Region Operations & Gazifère, Enbridge Gas
. While natural gas continues to be one of the most economical fuels, we also want to ensure that our customers are being as efficient as possible with their usage. The combination of innovation, collaboration and conservation efforts has proven a successful strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions today as we move to a clean energy future.”
The province supports conservation efforts such as Enbridge Gas’ Energy Conservation program to help businesses reduce emissions and find a path to net-zero in the future.
“Congratulations to Enbridge Gas and Coco Paving on this exciting conservation initiative that lowers carbon emissions and helps improve the quality of life for residents here in Belleville. Innovative partnerships, such as this one, demonstrate that it is possible to make strides towards net-zero emission goals and create a greener, healthier future for Ontarians,” said Energy Minister Todd Smith.