On October 23, 2019, we recognized 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.
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 2019 winners for the Bright Business Community, Engagement, Innovation, Partnership and Leadership Awards.
Nomination forms for the 2020 Bright Business Awards will be posted in February 2020.
Community Award Winner - Membertou First Nation
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.
Engagement Award - Dalhousie University
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.
Innovation Award - ThermAtlantic Energy Products
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.
Partnership Award - Americspec Inspection Services
Recognizes the outstanding delivery of energy efficiency solutions, services or education by an Efficiency Nova Scotia Partner or Network Member.
Leadership Award - Hayssam Barhoun, President, EcoSmart Building Energy Solutions
Recognizes an individual’s leadership, contribution and impact on the energy efficiency industry in Nova Scotia or the respective industry.
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|