Who We Are

Helping people build a better world through efficiency

Our Story

Guiding the progress of energy efficiency in Nova Scotia

We’re helping people build a better world through efficiency—starting in our own province. Our role is to inform and motivate Nova Scotians to use less energy, use it smarter, and enjoy the good things efficiency brings. Investing in energy efficiency comes with many benefits—lower heating bills, more comfortable spaces, new jobs in your community, and a smaller overall carbon footprint.

While the world of energy efficiency is always changing and moving forward, the key characteristics of how EfficiencyOne operates stay the same

  • We are an independent, not-for-profit organization providing accountable, transparent services to Nova Scotians
  • We have clear performance targets
  • We are subject to regular, independent performance audits
  • We are backed by secure funding
  • We have the flexibility to evolve our mandate and scope of activities over time, in response to our changing environment

Energy efficiency in Nova Scotia: from first steps to now

Stakeholder consultation process recommends performance-based, independent efficiency agency.
Legislation establishes Efficiency Nova Scotia Corporation.
Efficiency Nova Scotia launches 14 pilots and program components in its first full year, saving Nova Scotians $100 million in future electricity costs and reducing carbon emissions by 110,000 tonnes annually.
Nova Scotia’s efficiency model evolves to form Canada’s first energy efficiency utility—administered by EfficiencyOne.
Nova Scotians can access over 24 programs and pilots, saving over $180 million on our energy bills in 2019 alone and avoiding 1 million tonnes of GHG emissions annually.

Our Values


Deliver on our commitments


Foster successful relationships with all stakeholders


Always improve

Our Strategic Priorities


Deliver excellent value and satisfaction to our customers with products and services that contribute to economic and environmental prosperity.


Become even better at helping people by leading the way with improved products, services and systems.


Support employees and partners to be highly engaged and inspire them to take pride in helping people build a better world through efficiency.


Significantly increase our impact in building a better world by expanding and diversifying the markets and customers we serve.

Award Winning Efficiency

We are proud to be recognized for our achievements as an industry leader, an employer of choice, and as an organization affecting positive change.