Chrysler took steps to green the plant in which its large rear wheel drive sedans are built.
Chrysler Group’s Brampton Assembly Plant (BAP) is the first automotive assembly plant in Canada to achieve TÜV’s ISO 50001: 2011“Energy Management” standards certification.
Chrysler builds in Brampton the Chrysler 300 sedan, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger.
Introduced in 2011, the ISO 50001 norm includes globally recognized requirements for energy management systems, which are an important element of energy performance and greenhouse gas reduction.
Chrysler said BAP’s achievements in energy management range from lighting control projects developed and implemented by plant electricians at an estimated savings of $110,000 in annual electricity costs, to investment in an automated heating and ventilation management system and scheduler with an estimated savings of almost $2 million in annual electricity and natural gas costs, while also reducing excess negative exhaust by 1,200,000 cubic feet per minute.
According to Chrysler, BAP served as the pilot plant for ISO 50001 certification among Chrysler Group’s North American automotive assembly plants. Chrysler expects the remaining plants to be certified by the end of 2014. BAP had previously achieved certification against a number of international standards, among them ISO 9001 for Quality and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management.
“I am extremely proud of the staff at Brampton Assembly Plant who worked tirelessly to help us achieve ISO 50001: 2011 Energy Management standards certification,” said Dan Omahen, Plant Manager, Brampton Assembly Plant, Chrysler Group LLC. “This experience has proven that when employees rally together, and work alongside management and agency partners, sustainable solutions can be identified that help us improve energy optimization and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
Chrysler Group’s BAP partnered with Enbridge Gas and the Canadian Federal Ministry of Natural Resources for many of these initiatives.