Hydro Ottawa is challenging small businesses to become more energy-efficient. Hydro Ottawa will help achieve this by offering eligible small businesses a free energy assessment; up to $1,500 in efficient lighting upgrades and/or a free touch screen programmable thermostat. You can also give me ‘bragging’ rights if Kanata North has the highest percentage of businesses participating. The contest runs until August 23rd. Details are at hydroottawa.com.