In 2022, we helped Nova Scotians from New Waterford to Yarmouth achieve their energy goals, save money, conserve resources, improve wellbeing, and combat climate change. We work with a number of outstanding partners, including the Province of Nova Scotia, to lead the way in the transition to a low-carbon future.

4 Strategic Priorities





Success Story: NovelTea Coffeehouse and Bakery in Truro, NS

Learn how we helped local small business, NovelTea Coffeehouse and Bakery transform the way they use energy to improve their bottom line and help create a greener Nova Scotia.

Success Story: Deep Cove Aquatic Farms Ltd. in Blandford, NS

We helped Deep Cove Aquatic Farm move one step closer to their goal of becoming fully certified sustainable. Watch to learn more.

Success Story: HomeWarming Program in Stewiacke, NS

We believe every Nova Scotian should be able to enjoy the comforts of a warm and efficient home. Learn about the Dillman family and how we’re making energy efficiency accessible across the province.

Success Story: Community Blitz

To help ensure all Nova Scotians have access to our free programs, community blitzes were executed to bring our Efficient Product Installation (EPI) program to rural communities across the province.

Each EPI Blitz lasted 14 days and offered free appointments for homeowners and renters to receive free energy efficient product upgrades, including LEDs, water-saving showerheads, draft-proofing and smart thermostats for mini-split heat pumps.

The community blitzes were a great success with many rural Nova Scotians taking advantage of the offer, contributing to province-wide energy savings. Community blitz activities will continue to roll out in 2023 as a proven way to engage Nova Scotians on the importance of energy efficiency and drive overall energy savings.

Our Board Chair and CEO

William Lahey

Founding Chair of the Board, EfficiencyOne, President and Vice Chancellor, University of King's College

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Stephen MacDonald

President and Chief Executive Officer, EfficiencyOne

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Financial Analysis and Discussion

Lingering impacts caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic challenged EfficiencyOne in meeting its 2022 energy and demand savings targets. E1 diligently worked to drive participation in its programs and reduce ongoing COVID-19 impacts by building on mitigation efforts initiated in 2020 and 2021. Notwithstanding the extraordinary pandemic challenges, E1’s efforts to lessen impacts on its business operations were largely successful. E1 saw growth in its rate of business recovery with year-over-year improvement in savings results from 2020 and 2021.

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)

Businesses today are becoming more aware of how their actions affect everyone and everything around them. We want to work towards a different future for ourselves, our children and our planet. That is why Environmental, Social and Governance based practices are at the core of EfficiencyOne and continue to guide the work that we do.

Past Annual Reports

EfficiencyOne is developing and delivering resources and programs to help Nova Scotians reach energy efficiency goals not only this year, but every year.