Nominations for the 2019 Bright Business Awards are open

Each year, we recognize Nova Scotia’s best-in-class energy efficient organizations, individuals and communities with the Bright Business Awards. Award winners are industry leaders who inspire others to think and act differently and help distinguish Nova Scotia as a Canadian leader in energy efficiency.

To recognize the most impressive leaders in the field, five prestigious Bright Business Awards are awarded during the Bright Business Conference and Awards. Winners receive complimentary passes to the event where they will be honoured and acknowledged with a short video highlighting their success.

Nominate yourself, another deserving business, community group or individual by May 23, 2019 in any of the five award categories by filling out the corresponding Award Nomination Form below.

Winners of the 2019 Bright Business Awards will be announced publicly at this year's Bright Business Conference on October 23, 2019. Please join us at the conference by registering now.

Award nomination deadline: midnight AST, May 23, 2019
Award ceremony: October 23, 2019
Early submissions are strongly encouraged. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.



Community Award

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

Bright Business Community Award Nomination Form


Engagement Award

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

Bright Business Engagement Award Nomination Form


Innovation Award

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

Bright Business Innovation Award Nomination Form


Partnership Award

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

Bright Business Partnership Award Nomination Form


Leadership Award

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

Bright Business Leadership Award Nomination Form




Past Bright Business Award Winners


2018 Award Winners

Community Town of Bridgewater
Engagement        CBRM Water
Innovation Ecology Action Centre 
Partnership Thinkwell Shift                                                                            
Leadership Bill Murphy

2017 Award Winners

Community Cape Breton University
Engagement        Nova Scotia Community College
Innovation Green Power Labs Inc.
Partnership Energy Performance Services (EPS/Canada) Inc.                 
Leadership Caleb Howden

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
Partnership ARCA Canada
Innovation Power Strength & Energy Solutions Ltd.                   
Leadership Ian Storey

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
Leadership Steven Dixon

2013 Award Winners

Light Star Vimiga Enterprises Inc
Shooting Star Oxford Frozen Foods
Bright Star Dalhousie University
North Star Capital District Health Authority                    
Guiding Star Summerhill
Rising Star Hawkins House
Shining Star Phillip Cox

2012 Award Winners

Light Star Joy Gift and Jewellery                                      
Shooting Star Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU)
Bright Star Sobeys
North Star Michelin
Guiding Star Nedco
Rising Star Lobster R Us
Shining Star Dale Robertson