Bill Murphy, CBRM wins Leadership Award at 7th Annual Bright Business Awards

October 17, 2018


(Halifax, N.S.) – Five winners were awarded Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Bright Business awards on October 16th. The Town of Bridgewater took home the Community Award (view video).

The Leadership Award recognizes an individual’s leadership, contribution and impact on the energy efficiency industry in Nova Scotia. Bill Murphy, Director of Building, Facilities, Parks, Grounds, Recreation, CBRM Water took home the Leadership Award (view video).

“ I am honoured to be recognized for my work with Cape Breton Regional Municipality,” says Bill. “I am fortunate to work with a municipality that sees the importance of investing in energy efficiency and that our team is encouraged to push the envelope in that regard. The relationship with Efficiency Nova Scotia has been a great benefit to our program and has been a catalyst to our realizing our energy goals.”

Bill Murphy has been a leader in energy efficiency at CBRM since the city amalgamated in 1996. Bill has been instrumental in the great results CBRM has seen in reducing its energy and greenhouse gas footprint over the last number of years.

“Bill has played a big role in making CBRM an environmental leader and more energy efficient,” says Janet Tobin, spokesperson for Efficiency Nova Scotia. “Through his leadership, he has also helped make possible the fruitful partnership between CBRM and Efficiency Nova Scotia to hire and On-Site Energy Manager.”

The Bright Business Awards is now in its seventh year and recognizes organizations and individuals in Nova Scotia for their achievements and leadership in the field of energy efficiency. Other 2018 winners include:

  • Community Award: Town of Bridgewater
  • Engagement Award: CBRM Water
  • Innovation Award: Ecology Action Centre
  • Partnership Award: Thinkwell Shift
  • Leadership Award: Bill Murphy, Cape Breton Municipality

Award winners were announced during the seventh annual Bright Business Conference at the Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax on Tuesday, October 16th. Speakers included keynote speaker Jeff Reading, Innovative Partnerships, ATCO Innovation, and Ben Jessome, MLA for Hammonds Plains-Lucasville.

Efficiency Nova Scotia is operated by EfficiencyOne, an independent, non-profit organization based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Since 2010, we’ve helped more than 225,000 program participants save energy and money. Efficiency Nova Scotia is your go-to place for energy saving programs and services.

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For more information contact:

Janet Tobin
Communications Lead, Efficiency Nova Scotia