On October 17, 2017 we recognized the best-in-class energy efficient organizations, individuals and communities by awarding them with a prestigious Bright Business Award.

Winners of this award are industry leaders who inspire others to think and act differently, and help distinguish Nova Scotia as a Canadian leader in energy efficiency.

Efficiency Nova Scotia received over 40 Award nominations for the 2017 Bright Business Awards and we are happy to share the 2017 winners for the Community, Engagement, Innovation, Partnership and Leadership Awards below.

Nomination period for Bright Business 2018 coming Spring 2018.

Award Winners 2017

2017 winners L to R: Donnie MacIsaac (Cape Breton University), Aaron Caldwell (Green Power Labs Inc.), Caleb Howden (Denim Homes), Peter Bassett (Energy Performance Services (EPS/Canada) Inc.), Jim Farrell (Nova Scotia Community College).


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. Winner: Cape Breton University. Watch their story.         

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. Winner: Nova Scotia Community College. Watch their story.

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. Winner: Green Power Labs Inc. Watch their story.

Partnership Award - Recognizes the outstanding delivery of energy efficiency solutions, services or education by an Efficiency Nova Scotia Partner or Network Member. Winner: Energy Performance Services (EPS/Canada) Inc. Watch their story.

Leadership Award - Recognizes an individual’s leadership, contribution and impact on the energy efficiency industry in Nova Scotia or the respective industry. Winner: Caleb Howden. Watch his story.




Past Award Winners

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