Energy

Energy makes the world hum. It’s changing and challenging us.

We helped address public concerns around a new LNG facility for Shell; we worked to get people switched on to energy efficiency; and we’re rooting for Nova Scotia’s emerging tidal energy players. Very cool nation-building stuff.

Helping Capital Health Use Energy Smarter
Client: Efficiency Nova Scotia

David Bligh is a man on a mission to find wasted energy in Nova Scotia’s largest hospital. As an on-site Energy Manager, David has become an embedded part of the team - Capital Health’s very own energy detective. This story highlights the different ways ENS works with major organizations to identify energy saving projects and better energy management.

Streeters - Heat Wrap
Client: Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) (Ontario)

The Independent Electricity System Operator (aka IESO) has a question for Ontario. So, we hit the streets of Ottawa and Toronto and asked the unsuspecting citizens a few simple questions. There’s always something new to learn about energy efficiency, in our homes and in our workplaces. Some of them may surprise you, as they did the good people of Ontario!

What is Energy Efficiency?
Client: Efficiency Nova Scotia

Energy efficiency is a tough concept to make tangible. How do you quantify the value of something you don’t use? To support Efficiency Nova Scotia's annual report, we created a short animation - inspired by the lyrical, poetic style of Giant Ant Media’s “Educate the Heart” - to help Nova Scotians appreciate the benefits derived from the commitment to being more energy efficient.

First LNG in Kitimat
Client: LNG Canada

In the small northern town of Kitimat, B.C., townspeople are facing an uncertain future as energy companies push to set up export terminals there to ship Canadian energy to Asian markets. This remote community has experienced a boom-bust existence, so this "next big thing" is prompting a mix of curiosity and concern.

The Force of Tidal 
Client: Halifax Partnership

Nova Scotia’s Ocean Sector is producing great stories of innovative entrepreneurs. UK-born entrepreneur Tom Knox got a $20,000 grant and built his prototype connector in his own garage. It immediately started selling internationally as it was revolutionary in size and power, helping to monitor the turbines in the Bay of Fundy in harsh, extreme conditions.

Tidal Power: A Predictable Future
Client: Black Rock Tidal Power

The powerful tides in the Bay of Fundy have long held allure for their potential as a source of renewable energy. Enter Black Rock Tidal. Their challenge is trying to harness 160 billion tonnes of water twice a day. Our challenge was creating a compelling story about this new kid on the tidal energy block.