Efficiency NB

Workshop to help companies improve the efficiency of industrial, commercial boilers (09/11/30)

NB 1902

Nov 30, 2009

MONCTON (CNB) - Companies will learn how to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at an Efficiency New Brunswick workshop being held in Moncton tomorrow.

The workshop is intended to help New Brunswick businesses identify ways to improve boilers in industrial and commercial facilities so they may operate as efficiently as possible.

"Our companies will have a valuable opportunity to learn from the best practices in industry throughout North America," said Energy Minister Jack Keir. "Efficiency NB is doing a great job building capacity and knowledge in energy efficiency in New Brunswick."

Boilers are a primary source of energy consumption and production within many commercial and manufacturing facilities. Most boilers in New Brunswick burn fossil fuels to produce heat or other forms of energy such as steam to use in manufacturing. An incremental improvement in efficiency may greatly reduce operating costs and GHG emissions.

More than 40 participants from 20 companies will attend the workshop, which will be delivered by leading boiler efficiency expert Harry Taplin. An internationally recognized authority on boiler efficiency improvement, Taplin has lectured for many years on various boiler topics for many professional organizations and Fortune 500 companies.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Tracey Somers, communications, Efficiency NB, 506-643-2860, tracey.somers@gnb.ca.

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