RE EMISSION REDUCTIONS AT METROLAND PRINTING, PUBLISHING by qhq29331

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									October 31, 2001

MR. ROBERT A. FLEMINGTON
PRESIDENT
CANADA’S CLIMATE CHANGE
VOLUNTARY CHALLENGE & REGISTRY INC. (VCR INC)
600-170 LAURIER AVE. WEST.
OTTAWA, ON. K1P 5V5
TEL: 613-565-5151


RE:   EMISSION REDUCTIONS AT METROLAND PRINTING, PUBLISHING &
      DISTRIBUTING LTD. TEMPO AVE. PLANT, WILLOWDALE
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Dear Mr. Flemington

Enclosed please find the CY2000 C02e emission reduction summary for the Metroland
Printing, Publishing and Distributing Limited plant, located at 10 Tempo Avenue,
Willowdale, Ontario. The accompanying tables and graphs summarize the amount of
electricity and natural gas consumed, the CO2e emissions, and production (in terms of
tonnes of paper). Comparisons to previous years are provided.

As per the attached, the Metroland Tempo Road plant has seen a 4.7% reduction in
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C02e emissions for the year 2000 compared to 1999. In comparison to the base year
(1993), C02e emissions have been reduced by 10.4%, even as production has increased
2.4%. Projects that have contributed to the C02e emission reductions in CY2000
include:

  •   Winter 2000: Installation of capacitor banks on the building electrical mains.

      Although this project did not directly reduce energy consumption at the plant, it did
      reduce peak demand in terms of supply from the utility company. The project has
      benefited Metroland by reducing penalties assigned by the utility company for poor
      power factor.




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   •    Summer 2000: Replacement of old direct-drive DC motors on the largest
        printing press in the facility.

        Six DC drive motors with a total of 500 horsepower used to run continuously to
        operate the largest printing press in the plant. Modifications have been made to
        isolate motors that do not need to run at all times during the printing process. As a
        result, the press now operates with just 3 motors (equivalent to 275 hp) at certain
        times during the production process.

In closing, please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions or require additional
information.

Yours truly,

METROLAND PRINTING, PUBLISHING & DISTRIBUTING LIMITED




David E. Harrison
Facilities/Maintenance Manager

Telephone: (416) 493-1300, extension 244
Facsimile: (416) 493-1173
E-mail:    dharrison@metroland.com

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CALCULATIONS AND VERIFICATION OF DATA ENCLOSED IN THIS
REPORT WAS DONE BY A THIRD PARTY AS FOLLOWS:



                 AINSWORTH INC
                 131 BERMONDSEY RD.
                 TORONTO ON.
                 M4A 1X4
                 TEL. 416-751-4420
                 WWW.AINSWORTH.COM

                 MR.CHRIS BURCHELL,P.ENG.
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              Calendar Year 2000 Energy Use Summary


  Month      Natural Gas   Natural Gas    Electricity    Total
                                         Consumption Consumption
                                           (kWhr)      (ekWhr)
             Consumption Consumption


                 (m3)       (ekWhr)
January         13,328       139,944       261,600      401,544
February        15,076       158,298       248,800      407,098
March           11,742       123,291       298,400      421,691
April            8,371        87,895       252,000      339,895
May              2,507        26,323       332,800      359,123
June              354          3,717       331,200      334,917
July              14            147        312,000      312,147
August            207          2,174       262,400      264,574
 September        173          1,817       313,600      315,417
October          2,476        25,998       264,800      290,798
 November        4,031        42,326       276,000      318,326
 December       18,824       197,652       232,800      430,452
Total          77,103       809,582      3,386,400    4,195,982
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                 Yearly Reductions in C02e


Year Energy Use Kg CO2e Reductions from     Target
                        1993 Baseline (kg Reduction
                        C02e)             (kg C02e)
      (ekWhr)
1990 4,416,808  794,816
1991 4,416,808  794,816
1992 4,416,808 794,816
1993 4,684,271  842,897
1994 4,443,279  799,574       43,323
1995 4,145,241  745,974       96,923
1996 4,114,979  740,496      102,401
1997 4,159,657  748,530       94,367
1998 4,064,240  731,414      111,483
1999 4,402,257  792,174       50,723
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions per Unit of Production


                 Year       GHG         Paper Use         GHG
                        (kg C02e/yr)   (metric tons)    (kg C02e)/
                                                        Paper Use
                                                       (metric tons)
                 1990     794,816         15,000          52.99
                 1991     794,816         15,000          52.99
                 1992     794,816         15,980          52.99
                 1993     842,897         15,535          54.32
                 1994     799,574         15,553          51.41
                 1995     745,974         13,795          54.08
                 1996     740,496         14,978          49.44
                 1997     748,530         16,123          46.43
                 1998     731,414         16,499          44.33
                 1999     792,174         16,032          49.41
                 2000     755,061         15,909          47.46
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                     Energy Use and C02e Emissions
Energy Use (ekWhr)                                   kg C02e
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions per Unit of Production
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                      Environmental Impact of Energy Use CY2000
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  Project Name:         Metroland Printing. Publishing & Distributing Ltd.
  Building Type:        Industrial


                          Greenhouse Gas Emissions CY2000
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Direct Emissions - Natural Gas
        Natural Gas         m3         77,103
        Consumption
            N2O        kg produced      1.54
                         kg C02e
                                        478
            CH4          kg produced    3.70

                           kg C02e     78
            CO2          kg produced 144,954

                          kgCO2e       144,954
        Total Direct      kgCO2e       145,510
         Emissions       kg C02e/kg
                           product      0.009
Conversion Factors:

 1 kgN2 = 3lOkg CO2e
 lkgCH4 = 2Ik CO2e
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  Indirect Emissions - Electricity

          Electrical             kWh        3,386,400
        Consumption
        Total Indirect          kgCO2e       609,552
         Emissions             kg C02e/kg
                                 product      0.03 8


Total Emissions

                    kgCO2e   755,062
         Total
        Emissions kg CO2e/kg 0.047
                    product


Plant Output



  Output          kg product         15,909,000
October 23, 2001




VOLUNTARY CHALLENGE REGISTRY ACTION PLAN

                           YEAR 2001


METROLAND PRINTING TEMPO FACILITY IS DEDICATED TO CONTINUE TO REDUCE GREEN
HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. TO THAT END THE FOLLOWING CHANGES AND PROJECTS
HAVE BEEN UNDERTAKEN AT THE TEMPO FACILITY DURING 2001. WE ARE LOOKING
FORWARD TO THE YEAR 2001 RESULTS. THE TREND INDICATES THAT FURTHER
REDUCTIONS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL.



#1) REDUCTION IN PRESS RUNNING HOURS DUE TO A SLIGHT REDUCTION IN WORK
    LOAD, ALLOWED OUR ORGANISATION TO REVIEW THE SCHEDULED RUNNING
    HOURS OF THREE PRESSES AT THIS FACILITY. AS A RESULT, ONE OF THE
    THREE PRESSES WAS SCHEDULED APPROX. 24 HOURS LESS RUNNING TIME PER
    WEEK.

#2) REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING HVAC UNITS, A 25 YEAR OLD 25 TON AIR COOLING
    UNIT IS TO RE REPLACED WITH A 25 TON HIGH EFFICIENCY UNIT. THIS WILL RESULT
    APPROX. 25% REDUCTION IN ELECTRICAL ENERGY REQUIRED TO OPERATE COOLING
    IN ONE OF OUR PRESSROOMS. THIS PROJECT WILL BE STARTED IN OCTOBER 2001
    WITH EXPECTED COMPLETION IN MAY OF 2002.

#3) REPLACEMENT OF 40,000 BTU UNIT HEATER WITH HIGH EFFICIENCY 35,000 BTU UNIT
    HEATER. THIS IS A NATURAL GAS FIRED BURNER WITH CONSUMPTION REDUCTION
    EXPECTED TO BE APPROX. 10% TO 15% LESS THAN THE EXISTING UNIT.


#4) ENERGY MANAGEMENT STUDY, THROUGH A TRUSTED SUPPLIER” AINSWORTH
    ELECTRICAL”, METROLAND HAS COMMISSIONED A ELECTRICAL MANAGEMENT
    STUDY SO WE CAN UNDERSTAND OUR ELECTRICAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION
    CLEARLY. DEREGULATION OF ELECTRICITY PURCHASES IN
    ONTARIO IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE IN MAY 2002~ METROLAND NEEDS TO BE IN
    A POSITION TO NEGOTIATE THE BEST POSSIBLE RATES. UNDERSTANDING PEAK
    PERIODS AND USAGE BASED ON TIME OF DAY WILL HELP METROLAND WITH
    DEREGULATION. AS PART OF THIS STUDY” AINS WORTH” WILL ALSO RECOMMEND
    ELECTRICAL ENERGY REDUCTION PROJECTS THAT WILL MOST IMPACT OUR
    ELECTRICAL ENERGY REQUIREMENTS.

								
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