Nominations open for New Brunswick Premier’s Awards for Energy Efficiency
Saint John — The public is being invited to submit nominations for the first Premier's Awards for Energy Efficiency, which will showcase some of the best practices in energy efficiency in New Brunswick.
By Rob Colman
“These awards will provide us with the opportunity to recognize and applaud the efforts of individuals, communities, business and industry that are setting themselves apart as leaders in energy efficiency and helping to move us toward our climate change goals,” said Energy Minister Jack Keir.
The public and the business community are encouraged to nominate their peers, companies or communities for one or more of the following awards:
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.
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.
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 – Manufacturer (Product) will recognize the success of a New Brunswick company in manufacturing and supplying a product that contributes to increasing the energy efficiency or decreasing energy use within homes, residential buildings or commercial, institutional or industrial facilities in New Brunswick.
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.
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. and
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 deadline for nominations is April 15. Further information about the nomination process, may be found at www.efficiencynb.ca/premiersawards.