Thursday, September 22, 2016 : 06:00pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 : 10:00pm
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium : Washington, D.C.

The Alliance to Save Energy's Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards competition honors those entities who have demonstrated a significant and tangible commitment to the cause of energy efficiency.

This year’s Awards will be presented September 22, 2016 in Washington, D.C. at the Alliance’s 24th Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner; the preeminent showcase for energy efficiency’s most industrious advocates and innovators since 1993.



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 Scott Thach for more information.


We're thrilled to announce the 2016 Star of Energy Efficiency Awards winners. Click here to meet them.

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. For more information, contact  



The Star of Energy Efficiency award recipients are selected each year by the Dinner & 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.

2016 Award Winners

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will receive the Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service in recognition of his unparalleled record of advancing energy efficiency while at DOE, including finalizing an unprecedented number of energy efficiency standards, establishing important public-private partnerships such as Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 and Mission Innovation and evidencing our nation’s leadership as host of the seventh annual Clean Energy Ministerial.

Lockheed Martin is receiving the Industry & Manufacturing award for its commitment to comprehensive environmental stewardship and sustainability. The company has made significant energy efficiency strides by incorporating efficiency into building envelope improvements, HVAC, lighting and process technologies for its major commercial and industrial facilities worldwide. It has also demonstrated a commitment to energy efficiency through its demand management services and efficiency technology for over 50 of the largest electric and gas utilities in the United States.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is being honored with the Transportation award for its 25 years of innovative leadership in promoting increased transportation efficiency and improving air quality through the deployment of electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, fuel cell electric vehicles and more.

Staples is being honored with the Built Environment award for its commitment to energy reduction and efficiency. Staples’ energy efficiency accomplishments include the Staples Energy Reduction Program, over 600 ENERGY STAR certified Staples buildings, significant reductions in energy intensity and carbon emissions throughout daily operations and the proactive cultivation of an energy-efficient company culture.

Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is being recognized with the Power Generation & Supply award for its outstanding advancements in providing the Tennessee Valley region with clean electric power. Energy efficiency has been incorporated into TVA’s energy portfolio over the years, and in 2015 TVA worked with state energy offices, environmental and energy NGOs, researchers, local power companies and customers to model energy efficiency as a dynamically selectable resource.

View, Inc. is being recognized with the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency award for its significant contributions to energy efficiency through its large-scale commercialization of dynamic glass. Situated at the intersection of human wellness, smart technology and energy efficiency, View manufactures View Dynamic Glass, a new generation of architectural glass that intelligently transitions through multiple tint states to control the sun’s energy, providing an enhanced occupant experience and optimum natural light and thermal comfort.

Guy Van Syckle is accepting the Rising Star of Energy Efficiency award for his leadership in energy efficiency, including helping to develop Hannon Armstrong’s methodology for the measurement, analysis and reporting of the environmental impact of the company’s portfolio of investments. Van Syckle has also displayed initiative and commitment to energy efficiency through his work on the conceptualization and realization of the CarbonCount™ scoring tool design and its initial operations.

View a complete list of past award recipients.