2012 Energy Action Awards Nominations

Posted 2013-01-30
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The Arctic Energy Alliance is seeking nominations for the 2012 Energy Action Awards.

Nominations are due Friday, March 15th

The Arctic Energy Alliance is a not-for-profit society that was incorporated on July 29, 1997. Our Mission is to promote and facilitate the adoption of efficient and renewable energy practices by all members of NWT Society. Every year since 2001 the Arctic Energy Alliance has honoured Northerners for showing initiative and leadership in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy, and whose actions are aiding the Arctic Energy Alliance in its Mission. There are four nomination categories - individual, youth/school, business/institution and community. Nomination forms are available at the Arctic Energy Alliance office or can be downloaded below. Winners receive an award and their success documented in a personalized video that is distributed throughout the NWT and Canada.

2012 Energy Action Awards Nomination Form

Last year’s award winners were:

Individual Winner

Doug Whiteman of Norman Wells, for reducing consumption of fuel oil by switching his home’s furnace to wood pellets. Doug is saving about 40% a year on his heating bill allowing for a total payback of the furnace of about 3.5 years. Doug also installed a wood pellet boiler in his workshop and in his commercial chicken operation.

Institution winner

Yellowknife YWCA embarked on several energy savings initiatives at Rockhill Apartments that have saved 12,000 litres of fuel oil a year and reduced the annual energy bill by 13 percent.

Community winner

The Hamlet of Enterprise, for reduced water use and GHG emissions by consuming less water – and therefore reducing the number of trucked water deliveries from Hay River. Community members and businesses came together to upgrade clothes washers, toilets and shower heads to reduce their water consumption.

Business winner

Yellowknife Direct Charge Co-op has been doing energy upgrades over several years that include installing new more efficient heat reclaims that allow the store to be partially heated in the winter with the reclaimed heat of the refrigeration systems and computer controlled cold air reclaims on several freezers thus reducing the amount of electricity required to run the refrigeration compressors. More recently they replaced refrigeration cases with ones that require 83% less electricity to operate than the original cases.