Canadian eco-power makes it easier to be green


ASSA ABLOY’s adoption of 100 percent low-impact renewable energy for its Canadian corporate headquarters is helping the company reduce its greenhouse gas emissions even further.

In 2010, ASSA ABLOY Canada announced that it had selected Bullfrog Power to provide energy for its Corporate Head Office in Vaughan, Ontario. In Ontario, Bullfrog Power’s electricity comes exclusively from local wind and hydro facilities certified as low impact by Environment Canada. Under the agreement, Bullfrog’s Ontario generators inject 387 MWh of renewable electricity into the regional grid to match the amount of power ASSA ABLOY’s headquarters use.

Shane Magee, President and Country Manager, ASSA ABLOY Canada, says the agreement is a perfect fit with the company’s push for sustainability. “We have been committed to energy efficiency in our manufacturing plants for years and our move to Bullfrog Power for our Canadian corporate headquarters is in keeping with this commitment. It is a natural progression.”