Quebecor World Oberlin Is Recipient Of Energy Saver Award
Press release from the issuing company
Montréal, Canada (October 12, 2008) – Quebecor World Oberlin has received an Energy Saver award from the U.S. Department of Energy for achieving more than 7.5% total energy savings and for completing the project on schedule. Quebecor World Oberlin accomplished these reductions in large part by replacing older, inefficient control technology with new stateof- the art equipment and in doing so, reduced natural gas consumption plant-wide by approximately 25%.
In 2008, the Industrial Technologies Program, part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, awarded 129 plants for making significant progress in implementing the energy savings opportunities identified through a Save Energy Now energy assessment.
"Quebecor World has been systematically replacing energy control technology across the North American network over the past few years and we are extremely pleased that the DOE has recognized these efforts by awarding our Oberlin, Ohio plant an Energy Saver award. Coupled with the Company's participation in USEPA's SmartWay Transport program, Quebecor World continues to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability and environmentally responsible management", stated David Blair, Senior Vice President, Operations, Technology and Continuous Improvement.
About Save Energy Now Quebecor World Oberlin completed a Save Energy Now energy assessment with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP). Save Energy Now is a national initiative to drive a 25% reduction in industrial energy intensity in 10 years. Industrial companies can participate in no-cost energy assessments and utilize ITP resources to reduce energy use while increasing profits. Save Energy Now assessments focus primarily on such energy-intensive systems as process heating, steam, pumps, fans, and compressed air.
Quebecor World Oberlin worked with West Virginia University to assess key industrial recommended actions, the Company is reducing our nation's energy use and shrinking our carbon footprint in the near term.
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