St Marys Cement's facility in Canada secures ISO 50001 certification
St Marys Cement's facility located in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, has secured the ISO 50001 certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on November 15 2011, becoming the first plant in North America to receive the rating. ISO offers the ISO 50001 certification to industrial facilities that monitor their energy consumption efficiently. The Bowmanville facility with a production capacity of more than 1.8 million Mt of cement operates round-the-clock, thus consuming huge amount of energy. In order to reduce the energy usage of the plant,
Manager of Plant Operations, Fabio Garcia
designed an integrated approach strategy in 2005. Garcia stated that as part of the strategy, the company used the service of 360 Energy of Burlington Ontario and launched an energy management and conservation committee named 'E=MC2.' The committee comprising representatives from production, mining, maintenance, quality control, environment, human resource and finance departments discovered and performed more than 100 individual energy efficacy initiatives.