Thinkwell Shift wins Partnership Award at 7th Annual Bright Business Awards

October 17, 2018


(Halifax, N.S.) – Five winners were awarded Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Bright Business awards October 16th. Thinkwell Shift took home the Partnership Award (view video).

The Partnership award recognizes the outstanding delivery of energy efficiency services, solutions or education by an Efficiency Nova Scotia partner or Efficiency Trade Network member. There are over 150 members throughout the province.

Thinkwell Shift delivers the Efficient Product Installation Service in three counties throughout Nova Scotia (Hants, Kings and Lunenburg) and Green Schools Nova Scotia for the entire province. Thinkwell believes that empowering local communities and providing education opportunities will lead to lasting changes in people they engage with.

“Our goal at Shift, and a key part of training for all new hires, is to be the best part of our customers day,” says Carrie MacDonald, Director of Client Services for Thinkwell Shift.  “Our Advisors are encouraged to go above and beyond to help the customer on their path to a more energy efficient lifestyle. We are accountable to all customers by making sure the information that they need to make their home efficient is accessible and provided in a friendly and clear manner.”

Green Shift has installed energy saving products in over 11,000 homes and apartments and engaged over 25,000 students in the last school year alone. In the last two years, we have been able to expand the Green Schools program reach by offering virtual engagement to schools.

“We’re very grateful to have partners like Thinkwell Shift who are not just helping customers reduce their carbon footprint but also engaging students to think about Nova Scotia’s energy future and the role energy efficiency can play in it,” says Janet Tobin, spokesperson for Efficiency Nova Scotia. “We often hear stories about the students taking what they have learned home with them to put in to practice, it is very inspiring to hear.”

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