Saint-Gobain Installs Tech to Lower Emissions - Smart Energy Decisions

GHG Emissions  -  March 25, 2022

Saint-Gobain Installs Tech to Lower Emissions

Saint-Gobain, through its building products subsidiary CertainTeed Canada Inc., will invest CAD $4 million to install heat recovery technology at its gypsum wallboard plant in Vancouver, reducing the plant’s carbon dioxide emissions by 10% and improving the energy efficiency of the facility.

CertainTeed’s project in Vancouver was selected to receive a CAD $1.4 million shared investment from the CleanBC Industry Fund program, which provides government funding for cleaner technologies that reduce emissions.

In Vancouver, Saint-Gobain will install a large heat exchanger on its industrial dryer. The heat exchanger will capture and recycle some of the warm air emitted from the dryer, allowing the plant to maintain the dryer’s temperature while consuming less energy and ultimately reducing the facility’s carbon dioxide emissions.

“We know that part of being a good business is being a good neighbor – and we will continue to strive to lead our industry towards a more sustainable future,” said Richard Juggery, CEO of CertainTeed Canada in a statement. “This project will help our company maximize our positive impact, for our customers and the communities where we do business, while minimizing our environmental footprint. We thank the CleanBC program for its support, and look forward to many more years of sustainable, state-of-the-art manufacturing in Vancouver.”

This heat recovery project follows Saint Gobain’s VPPA with the Blooming Grove Wind Farm in Illinois, announced earlier this month.

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