Bright Business 2020 Update
In light of ongoing public health restrictions related to COVID-19, Efficiency Nova Scotia has made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Bright Business Conference and Awards.
We recognize the Conference and Awards is an important event for the industry and that many will be disappointed by this news. Given the uncertainty about public health restrictions for public gatherings, we believe the best decision is to exercise an abundance of caution and cancel an event that brings together over 300 people from around the world.
The 2020 Bright Business Awards will also be postponed to fall 2021. Any nominations received so far will be kept until the judging process starts closer to the 2021 event. Nominations will also continue to be accepted throughout the rest of the year, with the judging and awarding process to be held in the summer and fall of 2021.
We thank you for your continued support of the Bright Business Conference and Awards, and we look forward to celebrating Nova Scotia’s energy efficiency industry with you in 2021.
Award recipients are industry leaders who inspire others to think and act differently and help distinguish Nova Scotia as a Canadian leader in energy efficiency. The Bright Business Awards rely upon nominations to help us recognize the deserving recipients. Anyone can apply or nominate another deserving business, community group or person for any of the award categories.
Nominate yourself, another deserving business, community group or individual in any of the five award categories by filling out the corresponding Award Nomination Form below.
Recognizes a Nova Scotia city, town, village, local service district, not-for-profit organization, or group that has excelled in energy efficiency campaigns or projects.
50% – Scope of campaign or project
30% – Level of engagement within the community
20% – Demonstrated energy efficiency culture change in community
Recognizes an organization’s leadership and commitment to energy efficiency in Nova Scotia through activities such as planning, project development, energy management, and employee engagement.
50% – Scope of activities
30% – Level of engagement within the organization
20% – Demonstrated energy efficiency culture change from efforts
Recognizes an innovative energy efficiency project, service, tool or technology that resulted in substantial energy savings and has the potential to be adopted within Nova Scotia or the respective industry.
80% – Innovation behind the project, service, tool or technology
10% – Demonstrated savings and implementation within Nova Scotia or the respective industry
10% – Overall impact and advancement it provides to the energy efficiency industry
Recognizes the outstanding delivery of energy efficiency solutions, services or education by an Efficiency Nova Scotia Partner or Network Member.
60% – Support for the growth of the energy efficiency industry in Nova Scotia
30% – Scope and impact on people reached
10% – Level of customer satisfaction
Recognizes an individual’s leadership, contribution and impact on the energy efficiency industry in Nova Scotia or the respective industry.
80% – Overall leadership and impact on the energy efficiency industry in Nova Scotia
10% – Scope of involvement in energy efficiency industry
10% – Demonstrated outstanding contribution in advancing the energy efficiency industry, established either over a long period of time or over a short period but with high impact
PAST BRIGHT BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS
Over the past eight years, we handed out over 40 Bright Business Awards. That’s 40 businesses, individuals and communities who have recognized the benefits of energy efficiency – and acted. We are happy to share the award recipients below.
2020 Community Award Winner - Membertou First Nation
2020 Engagement Award - Dalhousie University
2020 Innovation Award - ThermAtlantic Energy Products
2020 Partnership Award - Americspec Inspection Services
2020 Leadership Award - Hayssam Barhoun, President, EcoSmart Building Energy Solutions
2019 Bright Business Award Winners
|Commununity||Membertou First Nation - Richard Paul, Chief Operating Officer|
|Engagement||Dalhousie University - Dalhousie's Energy Committee|
|Innovation||ThermAtlantic Energy Products - Benoit Maneckjee, Owner|
|Partnership||Amerispec Inspection Services - Glen Strang, Owner & Linda-Marie Pride, Executive Administrative Director|
|Leadership||EcoSmart Building Energy Solutions - Hayssam Barhoun, President|
Past Bright Business Award Winners
2018 Award Winners
|Community||Town of Bridgewater|
|Innovation||Ecology Action Centre|
2017 Award Winners
|Community||Cape Breton University|
|Engagement||Nova Scotia Community College|
|Innovation||Green Power Labs Inc.|
|Partnership||Energy Performance Services (EPS/Canada) Inc.|
2016 Award Winners
|Community||The Municipality of the District of Guysborough||Read their story.|
|Engagement||Farnell Packaging||Read their story.|
|Innovation||Housing Nova Scotia & Passive Design Solutions|
|Partnership||Streamline Engineering Services||Read their story.|
|Leadership||Rochelle Owen||Read her story.|
2015 Award Winners
|Small Business||Truro Nissan|
|Large Business||Intertape Polymer Group (IPG)|
|Community||Halifax Regional School Board|
|Engagement||Cape Breton Regional Municipality|
|Innovation||Power Strength & Energy Solutions Ltd.|
2014 Award Winners
|Small Business||Burnside Farms|
|Large Business||Nova Scotia Liquor Commission|
|Community||Town of Bridgewater|
|Engagement||Halifax Regional Water Commission|
|Partnership||Trinity Maintenance Solutions Ltd|
|Innovation||Valley Resource Waste Management|
2013 Award Winners
|Light Star||Vimiga Enterprises Inc.|
|Shooting Star||Oxford Frozen Foods|
|Bright Star||Dalhousie University|
|North Star||Capital District Health Authority|
|Rising Star||Hawkins House|
|Shining Star||Phillip Cox|
2012 Award Winners
|Light Star||Joy Gift and Jewellery|
|Shooting Star||Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU)|
|Rising Star||Lobster R Us|
|Shining Star||Dale Robertson|