The Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner has been the preeminent showcase for energy efficiency’s most industrious advocates and innovators since its inception in 1993.

Audience: This prestigious, black-tie affair is held in Washington, D.C., and typically draws over 500 energy notables from industry, government and academia for an evening of fine dining and celebration.

Awards: The Star of Energy Efficiency awards are bestowed upon individuals, organizations, companies, learning institutions, and government programs that have demonstrated a significant and tangible commitment to the cause of energy efficiency both in the United States and abroad.

Leadership: The Star of Energy Efficiency award recipients are selected each year by the Dinner and Awards Committee, which includes 15 diverse industry representatives. The committee reviews all nominations, selects finalists, and ultimately selects the recipients in each award category.

Be a part of this important event and show your support for advancing energy efficiency by serving as a Dinner Sponsor. Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner sponsorships are available at three levels—Shooting Star, Shining Star, and Star Sponsorships—all of which will provide your organization with unparalleled visibility and benefits. Individual seats are also available for purchase.

Become a part of this 21st annual celebration by contacting Marcy Devaney for information about sponsorship or tables. We look forward to seeing you in your black-tie best in October!

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The 2013 Stars of Energy Efficiency are seven diverse, yet equally outstanding leaders in energy efficiency! Congratulations to the 2013 Star of Energy Efficiency Award Recipients:

  • Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus has been selected by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) to receive the prestigious Chairman’s Award for his commitment to helping make the U.S. Navy a global leader in energy efficiency.
  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will receive the Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service for its investments to spur energy efficiency improvements for businesses and homes in 10 Northeastern states.
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is awarded the Galaxy Star award for outstanding energy efficiency improvements in the Metro’s fleet and buildings, helping achieve $2 million dollars in annual savings. 
  • Lime Energy is the recipient of the Super Nova Star award for its Small Business Direct Install model which works with nine utilities in six states to help small businesses become more energy efficient.
  • Keystone Home Energy Loan Program is this year’s Andromeda Star award recipient for providing low-cost financing options to help Pennsylvania residents perform energy-saving ENERGY STAR improvements in their homes.
  • Whirlpool Corporation is this year’s Innovative Star award recipient for introducing a new line of Smart Grid home appliances that will educate consumers on how to avoid peak times to maximize energy efficiency.
  • The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore is receiving the International (I-Star) award for its commitment to achieve a national target of greening at least 80% of the buildings in Singapore by 2030.

The Alliance was thrilled to host nearly 400 attendees at the 21st annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner on Oct. 2.

The evening was ushered in with signature aplomb style by Alliance President Kateri Callahan and Alliance Board Co-Chair Tom King, president of Shooting Star Sponsor and Corporate Co-Host National Grid. Despite the government shutdown, Callahan noted that the inspirational and fun night must go on as the outstanding works and accomplishments in energy efficiency around the world deserve celebration.

Across the street from the National Mall at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium it was difficult not to feel, and see, the effects of the government shutdown, but most noticeably absent from the evening’s festivities was Chairman’s Award recipient Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. As noted by Alliance Honorary Chair Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.), Secretary Mabus’ commitment to helping make the U.S. Navy a global leader in energy efficiency only adds credentials to an already outstanding visionary and friend of clean energy. The Secretary received booming applause in absentia for his achievements to date and the outlook for continued accomplishment across the Navy’s energy goals.

2013 Stars of Energy Efficiency

Senator Warner introduced the evening’s first award recipient, the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA) and presented BCA’s CEO Dr. John Keung with the International (I-Star) award for its commitment to achieve a national target of greening at least 80% of the buildings in Singapore by 2030.

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) presented Whirlpool Corporation Senior Vice President of Product Development Christian Gianni with this year’s Innovative Star award for introducing a new line of Smart Grid home appliances that will educate consumers on how to avoid peak times to maximize energy efficiency.

Lime Energy President & COO Adam Procell accepted the Super Nova Star award from Alliance Honorary Vice-Chair Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY). Lime Energy’s Small Business Direct Install model works with nine utilities in six states, including the Congressman’s own New York, to help small businesses become more energy efficient.

The Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) received this year’s Andromeda Star award from Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.). Keystone HELP, a triumvirate of AFC First Financial Corporation and the Pennsylvania Treasury and Environmental Protection departments, provides low-cost financing options to help state residents perform energy-saving ENERGY STAR improvements in their homes.

Senior Vice President of Customer Relations at Southern California Edison and Alliance Board member Erwin Furukawa presented Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board member Pam O'Connor, Mayor of Santa Monica, California with the Galaxy Star award for outstanding energy efficiency improvements in the Metro’s fleet and buildings, helping achieve $2 million dollars in annual savings. 

Capping off the 2013 Stars of Energy Efficiency, Alliance Honorary Vice-Chair Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) presented Governor George Pataki with the Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service on behalf of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) for its investments to spur energy efficiency improvements for businesses and homes in 10 Northeastern states.

While the Percy Award is bestowed upon an individual, Callahan also acknowledged the many people who have contributed to the success of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative over the years, several of whom were in the audience and were asked to stand for recognition of their involvement in RGGI’s success. Callahan noted the transformative model of RGGI, and called on everyone in attendance to help see that its tremendous success in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states is adopted elsewhere around the country.

Lifetime Achievement

Alliance Honorary Vice-Chair Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) provided an exceptional close to the evening’s program by presenting Duke Energy Chairman of the Board and Alliance Board Member Jim Rogers with a lifetime achievement award.

Rogers noted that a lifetime achievement award presumes you don’t have much left in you, but that he has at least one more lifetime left in him, and we at the Alliance look forward to continuing our great partnership into his next endeavor!

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Each and every year the bar is set to the highest rung for award nominations and we never cease to be amazed by the companies and organizations all over the world that are surpassing it by leaps and bounds, pushing energy efficiency to its greatest potential. 

Please visit the Alliance’s Awards Dinner website in the coming months for information on the nomination process for the 22nd Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards competition.

View more pictures from the evening’s celebration of the year’s brightest EE stars!