Capital Health wins Efficiency Nova Scotia award

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 10:29am

Capital Health is the winner of this year’s Efficiency Nova Scotia  North Star Award. Jane Pryor, director of operations support, accepted the award at a luncheon Oct.16 in Halifax.  She was accompanied by John Mason, district manager, maintenance and plant operations, and Allen Melanson, maintenance supervisor.

Bright Business Awards are given to local leaders in energy efficiency. The recognized organizations have improved their competitiveness, bettered their community, and helped Nova Scotia achieve its environmental and economic goals.

Thanks to the many ideas brought forth by its employees, Capital Health will achieve annual electrical savings of more than 2,500,000 kilowatt hour (kWh) or $800,000 in 2013. Capital Health has made a commitment to reduce its energy use 15 per cent by 2016 and to continuously improve its environmental stewardship while delivering the highest standard of care to the people it serves.

Thanks to an embedded energy efficiency engineer, Capital Health has undertaken many projects to save money including new lighting.

See some of the work being done in this video created for the award.

Featured in the photo, left to right are: William (Bill) Lahey, board chair, Efficiency Nova Scotia; Allan Crandlemire, CEO, Efficiency Nova Scotia; Jane Pryor, director of operations support, Capital Health; John Mason, district manager, maintenance and plant operations; and Allen Melanson, maintenance supervisor.