The third annual Premier's Awards for Energy Efficiency were presented to 12 recipients by Premier David Alward in Fredericton.
The awards were developed by Efficiency NB to recognize innovation and leadership in energy efficiency in New Brunswick.
Alward said he was impressed by the diversity among the award winners.
"There are industries, municipalities, individuals, students and not-for-profit organizations from all corners of the province," he said. "All of them have recognized the importance of energy efficiency and understand the value of reducing energy use."
Alward congratulated the winners for their achievements, and he encouraged New Brunswickers to follow their example by looking for ways to become more efficient at home and at work.
Outstanding Energy Efficiency Project Awards were presented to the best performers in six of Efficiency NB's energy efficiency incentive programs:
A public call was issued for nominations, and Energy Efficiency Champion awards were presented in five categories:
Energy Efficiency Champion- Commercial Sector
Energy Efficiency Champion- Large Industrial Sector
The Energy Efficiency Champion Commercial Sector Award will recognize an individual or group within the commercial and institutional sector who advocates energy efficiency and displays leadership through activities such as planning, auditing, facility and energy management.
Large Industry Sector Energy Champion is one who has overcome barriers and garnered internal commitments to make energy efficiency happen within their organization. They advocate energy efficiency and display leadership and innovation through activities such as planning, project development, energy management and employee engagement.
Energy Efficiency Champion- Residential Sector
Energy Efficiency Champion- Small and Medium Industrial Sector
The Energy Efficiency Champion – Residential Sector will recognize a property owner, who is an advocate of energy efficiency and who, through a new construction or an existing home retrofit has displayed leadership and best practices in the area of energy efficiency. Owners of single-family or multi-unit residential buildings are eligible for this award.
Energy Efficiency Champion- Individual
The SMI Sector Energy Champion is one who has overcome barriers and garnered internal commitments to make energy efficiency happen within their organization. Evidence of "making it happen" could be the implementation of a project, EMIS or capacity building initiative that produced a measurable improvement in energy efficiency OR the plan for such a project or initiative with clear evidence of some activity and next steps underway. "
The Energy Efficiency Champion – Individual Award will recognize an Individual from New Brunswick who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to energy efficiency in the community, workplace, home, neighbourhood, school, etc., even though “energy management” is not his or her primary role.
The Community Award for Outstanding Energy Efficiency Achievement was presented to teacher Darrell Turnbull and his Grade 12 Advance Technology/ Environmental Science class from Carleton North High School in Bristol.
Outstanding Energy Efficiency Achievement- Community
The Outstanding Energy Efficiency Achievement – Community Award will recognize a city, town, village, local service district, not for profit organization or group who has excelled in sustainable energy efficiency campaigns or projects in their community.
|The NB Power Group employs over 2,500 New Brunswickers and consists of a holding company and four operating companies. The Group operates one of North America’s most diverse networks of generating stations with an installed net capacity of 3,959 MW. The NB Power Group is committed to serving its more than 375,000 customers in New Brunswick with safe, reliable and efficient electricity. || || |
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|The Telegraph-Journal is New Brunswick’s provincial newspaper – and also serves as the community newspaper for Saint John. The Telegraph-Journal is the forum for all New Brunswickers to discuss, understand, and debate the big issues. The goal of the newspaper is to enlarge the debate, find consensus – and drive the vision of the province. In short, our mission is to make New Brunswick better informed. || |
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|Enbridge Gas New Brunswick, the natural gas distributor for New Brunswick, is a regulated utility that distributes natural gas to institutional, commercial, industrial and residential customers in nine communities in southern New Brunswick, including Dieppe, Fredericton, Moncton, Oromocto, Riverview, Sackville, Saint John, St. George and St. Stephen. Owned by Enbridge Inc., Enbridge Gas New Brunswick is backed by over 160 years of natural gas experience. With more than 781 km of pipeline, the company’s services include the installation and service of natural gas equipment and appliances. || |
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Since 1964 the MCW Group has built a solid reputation for the delivery of Professional Consulting Engineering Services, Energy Management Services, and Engineering Development Services.
The systems designed by the MCW Group of Companies are built to deliver energy in the form of lighting, heating and cooling, as well as information in the form of voice and data. By the very nature of the solutions provided, the MCW Group of Companies help to create the environments required for our Clients to live, educate, work, play, and heal.
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|Kent Building Supplies is Atlantic Canada’s largest Home Improvement Supplier and has been serving New Brunswick for more than 40 years. We have 2600 dedicated associates serving home owners, contractors and commercial landlords in our 32 retail stores, 4 truss plants and one Gypsum Supply business. We offer a broad range of energy efficient construction and repair products and are proud to be a sponsor of these awards. || |
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Your Single Source Distributor in Atlantic Canada: Source Atlantic is Atlantic Canada’s single source solutions provider, serving the needs of the industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our diverse experience, extensive product knowledge, and commitment to finding innovative solutions allow us to effectively help our customers work through their unique business challenges. We are partnered with hundreds of world class suppliers, offer a multitude of specialized and technical services, and provide a full range of value added solutions designed to improve our customers’ efficiency and productivity. With 13 locations throughout Atlantic Canada and such a broad product, service and solutions offering, Source Atlantic provides a complete and single source of supply.
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|Marbek has been helping clients in Canada and around the world find solutions to energy and environmental challenges since 1983. They are a leader in energy management solutions and offer services in energy conservation and efficiency, fuel substitution, cogeneration and renewable energy, energy and facility management and energy economics. They offer a numbers of client-focused services including: audits, simulations and monitoring; opportunity assessment; planning and implementation support; capacity development; and benchmarking and best practices assessment. || |
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Irving Energy is a division of Irving Oil, a family-owned and privately-held regional energy processing, transporting, and marketing company. We deliver heating oil, propane and diesel to homes and businesses and provide heating service.
But more importantly, we're a company made up of a lot of people that live throughout Atlantic Canada and Northern New England. We're your neighbors. And we're all about keeping your homes warm, your swimming pools heated and your businesses running smoothly. Every day we work to deliver energy to thousands of customers making over 1 million deliveries each year.
Visit Irving Corporate to learn more about our company's history. http://irvingoil.com/who_we_are/history/