New Brunswick presents third annual Premier’s Awards for Energy Efficiency
May 26, 2011 – Earlier this month New Brunswick premier David Alward presented the third annual Premier’s Awards for Energy Efficiency to 12 recipients. The awards were developed by Efficiency NB to “recognize innovation and leadership in energy efficiency in New Brunswick”.
By Alyssa Dalton
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 added. “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:
• Commercial Retrofit – Atelier Rado
• Commercial New Construction – Saint John Transit Operations Centre
• Residential Retrofit – Wendy Martin
• Residential New Construction – Luc Allain
• Residential Multi-Unit Retrofit – Jennifer Worden
• Residential Multi-Unit New Construction – John Howard Society
A public call was issued for nominations, and Energy Efficiency Champion awards were presented in five categories:
• Commercial Sector – City of Saint John
• Small Medium Industrial Sector – Molson Moncton Brewery
• Industrial Sector – Tobby Leclair, Saint-Quentin
• Residential Sector – The Dishers, St. Stephen
• Individual – Krista Downey, Lower Queensbury
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.