BC Hydro Honours Businesses for Energy Conservation Annual Power Smart Excellence Awards announced
by Nelson Bennett
Business in Vancouver, Monday, Oct
22, 2012 - BC Hydro has recognized 27
business and organization leaders for their efforts to reduce their
organization's power consumption with its annual Power
Smart Excellence Awards.
BC Hydro has handed out seven Power Smart Leader awards to:
- Cadillac Fairview;
- Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership;
- Fraser Health Authority;
- Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd.;
- Surrey School District;
- Vancouver Island Health Authority; and
- Whistler Blackcomb.
In other categories, John Cockburn, director with the office of
energy efficiency at Natural Resources Canada, was given the Larry
Bell Award for his efforts to promote energy conservation in B.C.,
while ICBC received the Energy Conservation Commitment Award for
the commercial and industrial sector for its long-term integrated
energy management plans.
Jerry Wyshnowsky of Thrifty Foods received the energy manager
award. West Fraser Mills Ltd. and the Richmond School District won
in the New Construction and New Technology category.
The BC Non-Profit Housing Association received the Conservation
Partner Award for its partnership with BC Hydro in promoting energy
Philips Lighting won the Consumer Product Manufacturer award
category for leadership and innovation in the field of
London Drugs Limited and the Home Depot of Canada Inc. received
the Regional Retailer and National Retailer Awards,
Since 2008, Power Smart has saved enough electricity to power
309,000 B.C. homes, according to BC Hydro.
Rich Coleman, minister of energy and mines, said, "These Power
Smart leaders are showing British Columbians how they can save
energy and lower their monthly bills.
"Over the past five years, BC Hydro's customers have saved $600
million on their electricity bills through Power Smart energy