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 1993.
This prestigious, black-tie affair is held in Washington, D.C., and typically draws 500 energy notables from industry, government and academia for an evening of fine dining and celebration.
2015 Award Recipients
The Alliance is proud to bestow the 2015 Star of Energy Efficiency Awards upon the following entities in recognition of their significant and tangible commitment to the cause of energy efficiency:
- Daniel Hill, Co-Founder, Green Impact Campaign
- Aurora Winslade, Student, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
- Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Former CEO, Sustainable Energy for All
- Cinemark Theatres
- L'Oreal USA
- Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G)
JOIN THE CELEBRATION
Be a part of this important event and show your support for advancing energy efficiency by serving as a Dinner Sponsor. Sponsorships are available at three levels—Shooting Star, Shining Star, and Star—all of which will provide your organization with unparalleled visibility and benefits. Contact Courtney Galatioto for more information.
PURCHASE AN INDIVIDUAL SEAT
You may also join the celebration by purchasing an individual seat, which are available for $1000 for a general seat or $2000 for a VIP seat, which provides access to the VIP reception prior to the dinner program.
The Star of Energy Efficiency award recipients are selected each year by the Dinner and Awards Committee, which includes a diverse group of industry representatives. The committee reviews all nominations, selects finalists, and ultimately selects the recipients in each award category.
2015 Award Winners
Daniel Hill is the young-professional winner of the Rising Star award for his achievement as the Co-Founder and President of Green Impact Campaign (GIC). GIC is a non-profit that provides university students across the country with cloud-based tools and training to conduct free energy efficiency assessments for small businesses in their community.
Aurora Winslade is the student winner of the first Rising Star award for her accomplishments as an MBA student at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and for her work as the Transformational Program Manager at Hawaii Energy, the electric utility rate-payer funded conservation and efficiency program for Hawaii, Honolulu, and Maui counties that is overseen by the Public Utilities Commission and administered by Leidos Engineering.
Cinemark is this year's Star of Energy Efficiency award recipient in the Built Environment category for their Energy Management partnership with Pheonix Energy Technologies and their numerous efficiency projects. Cinemark completed their Sconce Retrofit, moving from 68W to 4W bulbs in all theatres. The bulb swap is the latest in a long history of efficiency retrofits, dating back to the HVAC upgrades in 2001. Their efforts have saved 41,570,375 kWh and $4.4 million in the past year.
Danfoss is the recipient of the Innovative Star award for its Turbocor Compressor technology which is transforming the commercial HVAC market with innovative, oil-free variable speed compressors. Turbocor provides up to 35 percent energy savings annually and their Variable Twin Turbo (VTT) model provides efficiency for essential cooling technologies while meeting the latest American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) energy efficiency standards.
L'Oreal USA is receiving the Star of Energy Efficiency award in the Industry & Manufacturing category for achieving 57 percent CO2 reduction and 40 percent water reduction in operations as part of their global sustainability strategy, Sharing Beauty With All. To reduce energy consumption and increase efficiency, L'Oreal USA has shifted to implementing LED lighting, motion activated lights and high-efficiency industrial machines. Further, L'Oreal USA's North Little Rock plant participated in the HEAL program to provide home energy assessments, financing, and retrofits for employees.
Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) is the recipient of the Star of Energy Efficiency award in the Power Generation & Supply category for their Hospital Efficiency Program and the Residential Multifamily Housing Program which provide upfront funding for efficiency upgrades in facilities where the initial cost of a retrofit is often prohibitive.
View a complete list of past award recipients.