Employees are the biggest asset at EfficiencyOne

Employees are the biggest asset at EfficiencyOne
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EfficiencyOne is a leader in resource efficiency programs and services for homes, businesses, and large industrial customers. Over the past decade, the company—operating in Nova Scotia as Efficiency Nova Scotia—has encouraged over 400,000 program participants to achieve more than $1 billion in energy savings, avoiding nearly one million tonnes of CO2 annually.

“Our employees are our biggest asset,” says Stephen MacDonald, CEO of EfficiencyOne. “All of our acomplishments are because our employees are so dedicated and commited to the work that we do every day. Being selected as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers for 2020 speaks to the culture we have built.”

EfficiencyOne’s employees are fully engaged in designing programs that have reduced the province’s electricity use by an impressive 11 per cent. “It is an important piece of the culture at EfficiencyOne that employees delivering the programs also be involved at the program design level. It really helps to ensure that everyone feels engaged and has a sense of ownership for the work that we do,” adds MacDonald.

Employees across the organization often cite how connected they are to the work done at EfficiencyOne. “The work is engaging. It’s inspiring to look at the targets and see that you are making a difference in people’s lives,” says Kate McDonald, Regulatory Manager.

The availability of flexible work arrangements are just one of the ways employees can find optimal work-life balance, a very important component for both EfficiencyOne and its employees. The company also has a strong focus on career advancement, making promoting from within a priority, whenever possible. “We provide training and skills development,” says Nicole Delaney, Human Resources Business Partner. “When opportunities come up, employees are ready to take on new responsibilities.”

Located in a LEED Platinum office building in Dartmouth with hundreds of windows, open-concept meeting spaces, quiet nooks for research, and access to a community garden, EfficiencyOne’s customer-focused employees are proud to serve Nova Scotians directly and by example.

As EfficiencyOne continues to meet its performance and energy savings targets—with a focus on integrity, partnership, innovation, continuous improvement, and customer satisfaction—it remains committed to a culture where employees are highly valued for their crucial contributions to a more sustainable world. •

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