What is BlueWay?
BlueWay is an eco-oriented community of interest designed to make the sustainable generation and use of electricity and eco-friendly product choices second nature for individuals, businesses, industry and utilities across Canada. Through BlueWay, Sonepar Canada and family companies and our vendors share stories, spark discussions and provide expert advice and solutions that make eco-friendly electrical product choices a reality.
We are committed to four BlueWay pillars of expertise through online knowledge exchange, implementing internal green processes, selling green product and partnering with sustainable vendors, educating at public facing events, staging our own Energy Saving and Environmental Week, or in one-to-one consultations with our customers.
BlueWay Pillar: Energy Conservation - Energy conservation is a key priority on today’s environmental agenda and an integral part of sustainable planning. Consuming less electricity in our homes, offices, schools, businesses and industry means we consume fewer natural resources and we reduce our electricity bills. BlueWay is a focal point for the following information, expertise and solutions:
- indoor and outdoor lighting
- heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
- management systems
- power distribution
- distribution and substation cabinets
- energy audits
- wiring devices
- home/building and industrial automation
- electrical vehicle charging stations
BlueWay Pillar: Renewable Energy - Renewable energy technologies generate power through sustainable energy sources that are not reliant on fossil fuels which impact the environment. BlueWay encourages the understanding and sourcing of alternative energy strategies for our homes, offices, schools, businesses and industry by being a focal point for the following information, expertise and solutions:
- wind turbines
- solar assessments
BlueWay Pillar: Electrical Product Recycling - As an electrical products industry-related initiative, we are keenly aware of the challenges and opportunities available for recycling the products that we sell. For instance, programs are underway across Canada to raise awareness about the importance of safely gathering and disposing of the millions of mercury-containing lamps that would otherwise go into landfills. Through our BlueWay initiative, we offer recycling services, advice and solutions for a number of key electrical industry product areas including:
- lamps and ballasts
- power distribution products and substation cabinets
- cable and wiring applications
- recycling services for customers
BlueWay Pillar: EcoTrue Methods – the electrical industry expands into developing products that are environmentally friendly. BlueWay, focuses on the importance of green products such as cleaning agents, lighting, cable and wire to batteries with less or no toxic substances, we strive to provide EcoTrue choices and offer services and knowledge sharing on:
- environmentally friendly/green certified cleaning products
- green audits by Expert Sustainability Professionals (ESP)
- cable and wiring
Energy Saving and Environmental Week – A Blueway Initiative
A global movement with local applications –Energy Saving and Environmental Week takes place worldwide as a Sonepar BlueWay initiative. The world’s largest privately-held electrical distributor is setting the stage in promoting the benefits tied to energy saving and sustainable activities. Sonepar Canada’s family companies have embarked on the initiative to create a broader locally-based energy saving and eco friendly community and culture. Find out more about the week and how you can participate.