Corporate Recognition & Awards
Manitoba Hydro is recognized as an outstanding corporate citizen and an energy leader both nationally and locally. Learn more by visiting the links below.
- In May 2012, Manitoba Hydro Place was awarded a Platinum certification for its adherence to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards by the Canada Green Building Council. Platinum is the highest certification available under the LEED program, making Manitoba Hydro Place the most energy efficient office tower in North America and the only office tower in Canada to receive this prestigious rating. .
- Manitoba Hydro Place received an Honourable Mention for Innovation in Architecture (for Office Building Innovation) from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in its 2011 Awards of Excellence. Supported by debate and documentation, the RAIC awards program seeks to contribute to the development of the discipline and practice of architecture, collective learning on the part of the architectural community, as well as increased public awareness of architecture.
- Named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers 2011, a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.
- Ranked highest in customer satisfaction among large utilities in a new national survey conducted by J.D. Power and Associates.
- Named ENERGY STAR Participant of the Year by Natural Resources Canada at the 2010 ENERGY STAR Market Transformation Awards. The annual awards recognize companies and organizations for their efforts to encourage Canadian consumers to purchase the most energy efficient product, technology, or service available in the market. Our Power Smart* Program was recognized as a national leader for transforming the market through its ongoing commitment to promote energy efficient products and practices.
- Received a 2009 Award of Excellence in Environmental Education from the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM). The award recognizes the corporation's history of involvement, investment, and support for community programs and research related to environmental education, including sustainable development initiatives. Manitoba Hydro is a long-time member of EECOM and was the first utility to join the network. Read more about the Award of Excellence in Environmental Education.
- Manitoba Hydro Place won the ArchDaily Building of the Year 2009 award in the Offices category. ArchDaily is a popular architecture website and the award was given by its readers to the best buildings featured on the website during the last year. The first round of competition featured more than 900 projects from 600 different architecture firms around the world. Visit the ArchDaily website to "Meet the Winners".