The eight annual Bright Business Conference and Awards will be in Halifax on October 23, 2019. With over 250 attendees, this conference is one of the biggest energy efficiency events in the area.


Hosted by Efficiency Nova Scotia, the conference not only welcomes engaging speakers but also honours Nova Scotia's best-in-class energy-efficient leaders.

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Making the Case for Energy Efficiency

What makes the week even more energizing is that CIET's Making the Case for Energy Management Projects workshop will take place in Halifax the day before the conference. This highly interactive 1-day workshop features  core activities that will help you perfect your proposal writing skills to effectively communicate the positive attributes of energy efficiency with clients and colleagues. Here's a look at the activities:



Group Activity

Energy Efficiency - The Big Picture

Activity: The One Page Proposal (begin and end with a goal in mind)


Headlining Your Proposal

Activity: Write & Pitch Your Headline


Looking Beyond Energy - Revealing the Non-Energy Benefits

Activity: Success Interview


From Energy Efficiency to Word Efficiency - The Proposal Target & Rationale

Activity: Developing Targets & Writing a Rationale


Getting to Yes - Speaking the Right Language

Activity: How to Demonstrate Value


Finishing Touches: Status & Call Action

Activity: Getting Ready to Pitch


Financial Analysis 101

Activity: Financial analysis of Sample Projects



Making the Pitch




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Two Days of Engaging Energy Efficiency Learnings

These two events offer a great opportunity for those looking for interactive ways to expand their knowledge in energy efficiency. Register for the workshop, then attend the conference to learn more other professionals working in a variety of energy efficiency roles.


Conference Speakers

  • Jeff Reading  |  Innovation Partnerships, ATCO Innovation Team  *Keynote Speaker*
  • Brendan Haley  |  Policy Director, Efficiency Canada
  • Scott Armour Mccrea  |  Chief Executive Officier, The Armour Group Limited
  • Andy Frank  |  Founder and CEO, Sealed
  • Darlene Crowell  |  Vice President, Market Communications & Engagement, Energy Efficiency Alberta
  • Lyle Goldberg  |  Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Canadian Solar Industries Association (CANSIA)
  • Charley Cormany  |  Executive Director, Efficiency First California
  • Geneviève Gauthier  |  National Director, Econoler
  • Catherine Lee  |  Jackson Outcome Broker, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
  • David Gallaugher  |  Solterre Design, Architect
  • Philip Dennis  |  Professional Engineer, Certified Passive House Designer, Owner, Gaspereau Building Science
  • Sheena Parris  |  Clean Energy Development Coordinator, Nova Scotia Department of Energy
  • Dr. Wayne Groszko, PhD, BSc  |  Research Scientist
  • Samantha Peverill  |  Senior Lead, Atlantic Services, QUEST





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