23rd Annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner Highlights Achievements of Long-Term Leaders and Innovative Newcomers in Energy Efficiency
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The Alliance to Save Energy is proud to host the 23rd annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. This year’s Awards Dinner, affectionately referred to as the ‘Energy Prom’, welcomes 400 key players and influencers within the energy efficiency field to gather and celebrate the achievements of individuals, companies and policymakers. Following U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s launch of the Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030 Roadmap, the Secretary is closing out an important day for energy productivity by recognizing further industry achievements as an award presenter.
“The impressive achievements of this year’s award winners and the opportunity to mingle with energy efficiency’s elite have inspired excellent attendance and sponsorship of the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner. In addition to the outstanding support of this 23rd iteration of the Awards Dinner, this year’s new award categories, which recognize individuals for early-career accomplishments in efficiency, also show the field is continually advancing thanks to new and innovative ideas. I can’t imagine a more powerful message than the recognition of what these companies and individuals are doing to ensure an energy-efficient future!” said Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan.
Along with the award recipients announced in June, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, former CEO of Sustainable Energy for All, is receiving the Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service and IBM Corporation’s Vice President of Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety Wayne Balta is accepting Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s Chairman’s Award on behalf of IBM.
Dr. Kandeh Yumkella said, “It is only through continued work across sectors that we will be able to take advantage of all available opportunities to advance energy efficiency. It is an honor to be recognized by the Alliance to Save Energy tonight, and I will continue my work to support efficiency for the benefit of all world citizens.”
“We are honored to receive the Alliance to Save Energy's 2015 Chairman's Award from Senator Jeanne Shaheen," said Wayne Balta, IBM's Vice President of Environmental Affairs and Product Safety. "IBM has been firmly committed to environmental leadership for decades. We substantiate our commitment with demonstrable results. We will continue to purposefully integrate energy efficiency throughout IBM's operations, products and services. Further, IBM's innovations based upon data, analytics, mobile, and social computing platforms are also helping clients around the world improve the energy efficiency of their operations, all of which helps create a smarter planet."
Jane Palmieri, business president of Dow Building and Construction at The Dow Chemical Company and Co-Chair of the Alliance’s Industry Board said, “The Awards Dinner consistently inspires by bringing together individuals, companies and organizations that are reaching new heights in the field of energy efficiency. This is a night to both celebrate the accomplishments of the industry, as well as to look enthusiastically to the future of efficiency innovation and implementation.”
President of Siemens’ Building Technologies Division – Americas, Alliance Board Director, and Chair of the Dinner & Awards Committee Dave Hopping commented, “This year’s event shows unmistakably how energy efficiency can have wide-ranging positive impacts for the economy and the environment. The award winners’ achievements encourage their respective sectors to follow their lead, and I applaud their spectacular ongoing efforts to implement efficiency in groundbreaking ways.”