Energy Secretary Moniz’s Energy Efficiency Legacy Celebrated with Prestigious Award

Release Date: Monday, June 27, 2016

Lockheed Martin, Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Staples, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), View, Inc. and Guy Van Syckle Join Moniz as Winners of the Alliance to Save Energy’s 24th Annual Star of Energy Efficiency Awards

United States Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz leads an impressive list of energy efficiency leaders who will be honored at the Alliance to Save Energy’s 24th annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency awards dinner on September 22, 2016 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

The Star of Energy Efficiency awards celebrate individuals, companies, organizations, government programs and educational institutions that have made notable contributions to advance energy efficiency in their respective fields.

Secretary 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.

Alliance to Save Energy president Kateri Callahan said, “What a delight and privilege it is to recognize my esteemed colleague and friend, Energy Secretary Moniz, who has proven to be a tried-and-true champion of energy efficiency. Never before have we witnessed such a prolific increase in energy efficiency standards, programs and achievements in so short a time. I am absolutely certain he will be remembered as one of the most formidable efficiency advocates in the history of the Department."

Joining Secretary Moniz is an equally impressive roster of 2016 Star of Energy Efficiency award recipients:

●      Lockheed Martin, receiving the Industry & Manufacturing award for its commitment to comprehensive environmental stewardship and sustainability.

●      Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), being honored with the Transportation award for its 25 years of leadership and large-scale deployment of electric drive vehicles.

●      Staples, being recognized with the Built Environment award for its commitment to energy reduction and efficiency in its stores.

●      Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), receiving the Power Generation & Supply award for its outstanding advancements in providing the Tennessee Valley region with clean electric power.

●      View, Inc., being honored with the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency award for its commercialization of energy-efficient dynamic glass.

●      Guy Van Syckle, accepting the Rising Star of Energy Efficiency award for his role in developing Hannon Armstrong’s methodology for the measurement, analysis and reporting of the environmental impact of the company’s portfolio of investments.

“All of this year’s winners are truly the cream of the crop,” Callahan continued. “They won out in a competitive pool of stellar companies, organizations and individuals for their important contributions to advancing energy efficiency.” 

Making Energy Efficiency a Priority

Callahan noted, “2016 may be the most illustrious awards dinner in our 24-year history. Each of these organizations will have chief executives on-hand to accept the awards, further showcasing a top-down commitment to energy efficiency.”

Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO said, “We’re honored to receive this prestigious award for the progress we’ve made in building a more sustainable future for our company, our customers and our planet. Energy efficiency is a catalyst for business growth, and we remain focused on investing in projects to make our own operations smarter. At the same time, we are partnering with our customers to improve their energy use and drive economic value for their businesses.”

“SMUD is honored to receive the Transportation award in recognition of our wide-ranging commitment to energy efficiency,” said Arlen Orchard, SMUD CEO and General Manager. “We began supporting electric transportation solutions in the 1990s as a way to improve the Sacramento region’s air quality. From developing the first solar-powered charging station on the West Coast to launching an innovative rate program that rewards customers who charge their electric vehicles during off-peak hours, SMUD’s actions and leadership have helped drive the technology forward. We look forward to continuing these efforts as more of our customers turn to electric vehicles to save money and benefit the environment.”

John Lynch, Staples’ Senior Vice President Real Estate remarked, “At Staples, we are very proud of our accomplishments in energy efficiency, and are honored to receive this recognition of our efforts. We are constantly reaching for continued efficiency improvements through projects, education and awareness. For well over a decade now, we have continually striven to maximize energy efficiency in our daily operations, and look forward to building upon this track record in the years to come.”

TVA President and CEO Bill Johnson noted, “It has long been our mission at TVA to provide the Tennessee Valley region with low-cost, clean and reliable electric power. We are proud to be recognized for our achievements in helping our customers save energy and money through improved energy efficiency.”

Dr. Rao Mulpuri, CEO of View said, “I am honored to accept the Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency award on behalf of all my colleagues at View. We are committed to creating intelligent buildings that benefit the environment and delight occupants. View Dynamic Glass will redefine the energy efficiency characteristics of buildings while inspiring creativity, promoting wellness, and enhancing productivity. We’re proud of the accelerating adoption of View Dynamic Glass and industry support we’ve experienced, and look forward to building on this momentum.”

The 2016 Stars of Energy Efficiency

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.