Efficiency Nova Scotia has been celebrating innovators and leaders in energy efficiency for 5 years with annual Bright Business Awards. Each year, nominations pour in from across the province to recognize the best, and, well, brightest Nova Scotia has working in the areas of efficiency and sustainability.
This year, the Innovation Award went to Passive Design Solutions (formerly Passive House E-Design) and their partner, Housing Nova Scotia. Together, these two organizations designed and constructed a duplex in Truro to the world-leading Passive House standard. This means that the home is highly energy efficient, which reduces operations cost significantly, and increases the sustainability of the province’s affordable housing program. The project stayed within the budget of a code-built house, and paved the way for more collaborations in the next few years.