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.
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
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|