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Scotiabank WANTS YOUR home energy efficiency solution 2013

November 21, 2012 - With rewards totalling $75,000, Scotiabank today announced the opening of submissions for the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards, a Canada-wide awards program that recognizes businesses, innovators and students for excellence in the development of home energy efficiency products, services and solutions.


November 21, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

“The EcoLiving Awards showcase outstanding Canadian home energy efficiency solutions at all levels—from students to business leaders—and we’re looking forward to another year of high-calibre submissions,” said Kaz Flinn, VP of Corporate Social Responsibility for Scotiabank. “It’s the only awards program in Canada that recognizes home efficiency excellence. We’re thrilled to reward innovators and share their energy-saving ideas with all Canadians.”

The Scotiabank EcoLiving awards are:

• Business Leadership Award ($50,000) to be awarded to a business or individual who is leading the way in home energy efficiency products, services or solutions.

• Innovators Award ($15,000) will go to a business or individual who is demonstrating innovation in home energy efficient products, services and solutions. Where the Business Leadership Award focuses primarily on the execution of a proven idea or program, the Innovator’s Award focuses on the introduction of exciting new ideas for products or programs.

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• Student Leadership Award ($10,000) will be awarded to a full-time college or university student who demonstrates promise for the future of home energy conservation.

Submissions can be made through Scotiabank’s EcoLiving website until February 15, 2013. The website also provides more information on the awards, including submission forms, key dates, eligibility and judging criteria.

Winners of the first EcoLiving Awards came from across Canada. BUILD of Winnipeg, Man., won the Leadership Award for its pioneering not-for-profit program of retrofitting low-income Winnipeg homes with energy saving materials. EcoPlusHome of Bathurst, N.B.—a company that designs and builds prefabricated homes that put zero demand on the power grid—won the Innovators Award. Eden Full of Calgary, Alta., received the Student Leadership Award for her invention of the SunSaluter, a tracking rotation system that maximizes the output of solar panels, requiring 40% fewer panels. CLICK HERE to learn more about the previous winners.