Kaizen: The Road to Continuous Improvement

Kaizen: The Road to Continuous Improvement

Kaizen, a Japanese word for “improvement”, is often used in business environments to implement and improve standardized activities & processes. Introduced by Toyota after World War II, kaizens have now become common practice in the manufacturing industry to continuously improve methods or procedures that increase productivity, eliminate waste, and/or reduce costs. However, with the vast…

Energy Efficiency Small Business Grants: ecoENERGY ISO 50001

Energy Efficiency Small Business Grants: ecoENERGY ISO 50001

Businesses have experienced a consistent rise in utility prices, creating an increased need for energy management and energy efficiency protocols. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) offers Canadian government grants for industrial organizations implementing systems and processes that improve baseline energy performance. NRCan is offering cost-shared assistance to companies in the industrial sector wanting to execute energy…

saveONenergy: 4 Energy Efficiency Resources for Manufacturers

saveONenergy: 4 Energy Efficiency Resources for Manufacturers

If you are in the manufacturing sector, there are several ways your business can save money with the support of the Ontario Power Authority. From Audit Funding to incentives to upgrade capital equipment, it’s worth investigating to determine how these programs could benefit your business. SaveONenergy Audit Funding The Ontario Power Authority’s Audit Funding will…

$50K Online Competition for Ontario Energy App Development

$50K Online Competition for Ontario Energy App Development

MaRS Discovery District and the province of Ontario have invited the public to vote online for their favourite app in the Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge in a news release earlier this week.  The challenge offers $50,000 in support for best new app using electricity collected by smart meters –as voted on by members of…

New Building Construction Program – Benefits to Energy Efficiency

If you are located within the Enbridge Gas Distribution area and intending to build for commercial, institutional or multi-unit residential occupancy, by following Part 3 of the Ontario Building 2006 – then you may qualify for NBCP savings. The program helps offset the costs of designing more energy-efficient buildings through incentives of $0.10/m3 of annual…