Farnell Packaging wins Bright Business Award



(Halifax, N.S.) – Five winners were awarded Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Bright Business awards today. Farnell Packaging in Burnside took home the Engagement Award (view video).

The Engagement award recognizes an organization’s leadership and commitment to energy efficiency through activities such as planning, project development, energy management, and employee engagement.

The family-owned business employs 185 people. Over their 55 years in business, helping the environment has always been a priority.

“Part of our culture is understanding our impact on the world. Finding ways to improve our facility’s energy efficiency is a natural part of that,” Debby Farnell Rudolph, Executive Vice President of Farnell Packaging Limited, of Farnell Packaging. “Our highly-engaged staff is key to our environmental success.”

The manufacturing company put together a cross-functional energy team, spanning four different departments and areas of expertise. Senior management is highly engaged, and regular meetings are held with all staff for progress updates.

“Farnell Packaging is an operation using energy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” says Monica MacLean, spokesperson for Efficiency Nova Scotia. “Their staff are identifying energy saving opportunities throughout the facility – from low-hanging fruit like turning off lights and machinery, to more advanced monitoring after a successful year in our Strategic Energy Management program.”

The Bright Business Awards is now in its fifth year and recognizes organizations and individuals in Nova Scotia for their achievements and leadership in the field of energy efficiency. Other 2016 winners include:

Award winners were announced during the fifth annual Bright Business Conference at the World Trade and Convention Center in Halifax on Wednesday, October 19th. Speakers included the President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, Elizabeth McDonald, and Nova Scotia’s Energy Minister, Michel Samson.

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:

Monica MacLean
Communications Lead, Efficiency Nova Scotia
902-470-3513, mmaclean@efficiencyns.ca