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Building an energy team for sustainable success

How to build an energy team dedicated to sustainability

For businesses committed to sustainability, creating a robust energy team is a transformative journey. In this illuminating episode, we explore the importance of a dedicated energy team and how it can drive positive change. From understanding carbon emissions to unleashing the potential for energy savings, join us as we delve into the strategies and key takeaways to build and sustain an efficient energy team.

Carbon emissions: beyond transactions

Many corporations approach carbon emissions as mere transactions, buying offsets or future renewables. However, a progressive energy team goes beyond transactions. By actively planning and implementing sustainable practices at the site level, they can make a tangible impact on carbon reduction. Embracing this proactive approach places them ahead of the curve, fostering a unique position in the sustainability landscape.

Foundation for success: leveraging the energy team

Establishing a solid foundation for the energy team is crucial. Equipped with knowledge and interest, tackling carbon emissions becomes a rewarding challenge. This foundation empowers the team to confidently navigate the journey towards sustainability, making impactful changes and driving positive outcomes.

Sustaining the energy team for lasting impact

The beauty of a well-established energy team lies in its sustainability. By fostering a culture that embraces energy considerations, it becomes an integral part of the business DNA. No longer viewed as an additional task, energy management seamlessly integrates into decision-making processes. The team's expertise evolves, allowing them to continuously identify opportunities for savings and improvements.

Unlocking opportunities: savings and impact

As the energy team sustains its role, new opportunities emerge. Discover significant savings in electrical consumption and natural gas usage, alongside other resource optimization endeavors. As the team takes the lead in planning production changes, they unearth possibilities for energy efficiency and reduced environmental footprints.

Beyond just another task: energy management as part of the culture

Embrace energy management as part of the corporate culture. By integrating energy considerations into everyday operations, it becomes a natural part of the routine. The energy team takes pride in their contributions, aligning production scheduling with energy goals, further enhancing efficiency, and fostering a sustainable culture.

Driving corporate leadership and external impact

A well-sustained energy team not only demonstrates leadership within the corporation but also extends its positive impact externally. Companies that proactively manage carbon emissions showcase themselves as pioneers in sustainability. This sets them apart in the industry, attracting customers and stakeholders who value environmental stewardship.

Takeaways: building an effective energy team

As our discussion concludes, we leave you with valuable takeaways. Start discussions about energy management within your organization, as new opportunities will emerge. Look beyond transactions and actively plan for site-level impact. Build a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise to drive success. Ultimately, embrace energy management as part of the culture, weaving it into everyday practices.

The journey to build an effective energy team is an empowering one. As businesses embrace proactive energy management and sustainability, they set themselves apart as leaders in their field. By fostering a culture of energy consideration, companies create a sustainable future, ensuring their success while safeguarding the planet. Let us embark on this transformative path together, driving positive change one step at a time.


  • Anyssa Rambali, process engineer at Durez Canada Company Ltd.
  • Robert Hunt, plant manager at Durez Canada Company Ltd.
  • David Arkell, president and CEO of 360 Energy
  • John Pooley, vice-president of program development at 360 Energy
  • Lysandra Naom, executive producer of The 360 On Energy and Carbon Podcast

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