Durham Partners in Project Green Launches with Business Workshop
Durham Sustain Ability is pleased to announce the launch of its Durham Partners in Project Green (DPPG) program with its first business workshop “Spot the Energy Savings Opportunities” held May 3, at Hubbell Canada, in Pickering.
The workshop was a success with 16 businesses spending the day learning how energy efficiency can contribute to both their bottom line and the environment. DPPG Program Manager, Shawna Mutton, said, “We had an enthusiastic group for our first workshop and most business representatives left with immediate ideas to put to work in their facilities. We want to thank Hubbell Canada for hosting the event and the experts from Natural Resources Canada for providing such professional content and direction.”
DPPG is a growing community of businesses working together to green their bottom line by building a stronger, more sustainable and more productive regional economy. Future workshops scheduled for Durham include the following:
- Lean & Green 101: June 13
- Commercial Office Re-Commissioning / Benchmarking: October 16
- Warehouse Re-Commissioning / Benchmarking: October 17
- Lean & Green 101: November 22.
In addition to this series of business workshops focused on energy efficiency, DPPG offers:
- An Eco-Efficiency Program providing a free walk-through assessment to identify and implement energy, waste and water reduction opportunities, and link businesses to utility financial incentives for energy efficiency measures.
- A Green Purchasing Alliance to offer companies discounted prices on energy efficient building technologies.
- Networking opportunities and access to the DPPG website for case studies, information resources and project management software.
Durham Partners in Project Green is generously sponsored by: The Regional Municipality of Durham, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., Hydro One, Oshawa PUC Networks Inc., Veridian Connections, Whitby Hydro Electric Corp., Town of Ajax and City of Pickering.
DPPG is based on the very successful program, Partners in Project Green, offered by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority in the Pearson Eco-business Zone around Pearson Airport over the last three years.