The second annual Premier’s Awards for Energy Efficiency will showcase some of the best practices in energy efficiency in New Brunswick. Premier Graham is scheduled to honour award recipients at a gala reception in Fredericton on May 13, 2010.
The Awards were developed by Efficiency NB to recognize companies, organizations and individuals for their innovation and achievement in the field of energy efficiency.
, a New Brunswick potter, has created original works of pottery that are presented to award recipients. Efficiency NB selected Isaac's work because of its uniqueness and its reflection of the diverse New Brunswick landscape.
"We considered a number of beautiful and unique submissions, but we kept coming back to Tim's work," said Elizabeth Weir, president and chief executive officer of Efficiency NB. "I am sure that the awards recipients will treasure the piece and appreciate its significance. We also felt very strongly that the creative work of a New Brunswick artist should be incorporated into the premier's award program because New Brunswick is the first province to recognize achievements in energy efficiency in this way," Elizabeth added.
Isaac creates his pottery in the tradition of Raku, a dramatic technique directly relying on artist's intuition and skill in the firing process. His work is inspired by the rugged landscape and textures that surround him on the coast of New Brunswick where he lives and works.
"Reducing energy consumption, and thus reducing our impact on the environment, requires creative solutions and effort from all of us,” said Isaac. “I'm very happy to be making the awards given to the people who will inspire us all to work toward greater energy efficiency."
Efficiency NB is now accepting nominations for awards in a number of categories which encompass a wide range of energy users including large and small companies, public sector organizations, community groups and individuals.
The deadline for nominations is March 18 2010. Participants can nominate themselves and nominees may be eligible for an award in more than one category, depending on the applicable award criteria. The nomination form and information on how to nominate a deserving candidate are belowAward Categories
Outstanding energy efficiency project awards were presented to the best performers in six of Efficiency NB’s energy efficiency incentive programs. They were:
Energy Efficiency Champion awards are based on a public call for nominations and were presented in seven categories:
Energy Efficiency Champion- Commercial Sector
Energy Efficiency Champion- 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.
Winner - University of New Brunswick - Fredericton
The Energy Efficiency Champion – Industrial Sector Award will recognize an individual or group within the large industry sector who advocates energy efficiency and displays leadership through activities such as planning, auditing, facility and energy management.
Winner - Irving Pulp and Paper Division
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.
Winner - Dr. Douglas Smith and Carole Hovey-Smith
Energy Efficiency Champion- Retailer
The Energy Efficiency Champion – Small and Medium Industrial Sector Award will recognize an individual or group within the small and medium industrial sector who advocates energy efficiency and displays leadership and innovation through activities such as planning, auditing, facility and energy management.
Winner - Amcor Rigid Plastics
The Energy Efficiency Champion – Retailer Award will recognize any retailer that, through its business practices or operations in New Brunswick, is a leading advocate, within the retail sector for energy efficiency in the province.
Winner - Home Depot Canada – New Brunswick
Energy Efficiency Champion- Individual
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.
Winner - Keleigh Annau - Sackville
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.
Winner - EOS Eco-Energy Inc. – Sackville