Thursday, September 22, 2016 : 06:00pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 : 10:00pm
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium : Washington, D.C.
Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner

The Alliance to Save Energy invites companies, organizations and individuals to enter the 2016 Star of Energy Efficiency Awards competition. These prestigious awards honor 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.


If you would like to submit a nomination for either your organization or that of another group, company, or individual whom you feel would make an ideal award winner based on their outstanding commitment and leadership in the energy efficiency field, please submit your nomination online by April 4. Please review the nomination guidelines prior to submitting your application. 


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.


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.

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.