NRCan Call for Proposals – Projects to Improve Energy Efficiency in Industrial Facilities

NRCan Call for Proposals – Projects to Improve Energy Efficiency in Industrial Facilities

Natural Resources Canada’s Industrial Energy Management program is now accepting applications for funding until November 20 at 23:59 EST for projects to be completed by March 31, 2022. To request the application package, send an email to RFP for Industry.

Financial assistance is available to help fund your industrial facility’s energy management project. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) will provide financial assistance of up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $40,000 per facility. This financial assistance can be combined with other funding sources. When it is, NRCan may adjust its level of funding so that the combined level of financial assistance from all public sources does not exceed 75% of total eligible project costs.

There are three types of eligible projects:

  1. ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard projects
  1. Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) projects
  2. Process Integration (PI) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) studies

Eligible facilities are those engaged in energy consuming processes that involve the physical or chemical transformation of materials or substances into new products. Products may be finished (ready to use or consume) or semi-finished (raw material). Related activities include assembling component parts, blending materials, and finishing products.

To receive our cost-shared assistance, the company/facility needs to be a CIPEC leader.

Facilities located in British Columbia may be eligible for additional cost-shared financial assistance from the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines.

For more information, refer to Financial assistance for industrial energy management projects.

Industrial Energy Management Program / Programme de gestion de l’énergie pour le secteur industriel

Buildings and Industry Division / Division des bâtiments et de l’industrie

Office of Energy Efficiency / Office de l’efficacité énergétique
Natural Resources Canada / Ressources naturelles Canada /

Everlast Group Acquires Alberta Vinyl Windows & Doors (AVWD)

Everlast Group Acquires Alberta Vinyl Windows & Doors (AVWD)

The Everlast Group has today acquired Alberta Vinyl Windows & Doors (AVWD), a Calgary, Alberta based manufacturer of vinyl windows and entrance doors. The acquisition helps to support Everlast’s planned expansion into the Western Canadian and US markets. “We’re very excited to have a home in Calgary,” stated Everlast President Mike Bruno. “We’re looking forward to working with AVWD’s customers and staff to continue providing great products and service.”

In conjunction with the acquisition, Everlast will immediately double AVWD’s existing Calgary manufacturing facility to make way for new and existing luxury aluminum products to complement the product line. The new venture will operate under the leadership of Dallas Paquette as General Manager & Managing Partner. Also based in Calgary, Michael Andrade will take on the role of Managing Partner in addition to his existing role as Senior Advisor to the Everlast Board of Directors overseeing strategic planning, product development and manufacturing.

Ron Steppacher and the rest of the management team will continue to operate in the business to assist with the transition and will play a key part in Everlast’s expansion plans. “I’ve known these guys for a very long time,” says Steppacher. “Family is very important to them. Dianne and I are thrilled to be a part of their family.”

About Everlast – Everlast has manufactured high quality aluminum, PVC and wood window & door systems for over 60 years, serving both the Canadian & US markets. Their flexibility and focus on customers have made them the preferred supplier for thousands of happy clients.

About AVWD – Alberta Vinyl Windows & Doors have been supplying high quality PVC windows and entrance systems throughout Western Canada since 2003. They have combined strong family values and experience in window & door manufacturing to become a preferred supplier.

Dallas Paquette
VP, Marketing & Sales (West)