2017 Evening with Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner | Alliance to Save Energy

Now in its 25th year, the Alliance to Save Energy's Evening With the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner brings together energy efficiency's elite to honor the "best of the best." 

On September 14, 2017, nearly 400 leaders from industry, government and the non-profit sectors will convene at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C to celebrate with our stars and honor the below winners!

Watch this 45-second video below for a taste of what the "energy prom" looks like:


Congratulations to this year's recipients on their impressive accomplishments in advancing energy efficiency!  Awards will be given at the Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency on September 14th in the following categories:

Chairman's Award

Chairman of the Board of the Alliance to Save Energy, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), has selected Itron to receive this year’s Chairman’s Award. Senator Shaheen is recognizing Itron for its breakthrough OpenWay® Riva technology for smart utilities and smart cities. OpenWay Riva utilizes distributed intelligence, machine-to-machine learning and advanced network communications to drive significant improvements in energy efficiency and water resource management as well as reduction of losses and waste.

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service

National Renewable Energy Laboratory is receiving the Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service in recognition of 40 years of leadership in advancing energy efficiency and clean technology. Throughout its history, NREL has been at the forefront of innovation, from high-performance building efficiency with research into “Whole Building” and “Net Zero Energy” design, to fuel efficiency and sustainable transportation innovations. NREL boasts a long history of energy management research and consultation that has helped transform nearly every aspect of energy use.

Stars of Energy Efficiency

Built Environment - 7-Eleven

7-Eleven is being honored with the Built Environment award for its commitment to reducing energy consumption and improving efficiency. 7-Eleven has successfully decreased electricity use in store operations by an estimated 21 percent over the past seven years through installing LED lighting, energy management systems and high-efficiency HVAC units. 

Industry & Manufacturing - Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is receiving the Industry & Manufacturing award for its commitment to comprehensive improvements in energy intensity. Schneider reached the Better Plants goal of a 25 percent improvement in energy intensity within seven years, which is three years ahead of the 10-year program period. This goal was met through multiple energy efficiency projects across their 24 plants, including improved productivity in fabrication, upgraded high and low bay lighting, HVAC system upgrades, and decommissioning outdated equipment. The company’s U.S. Green manufacturing plan also includes programs such as zero landfilling, everBlue on water conservation, and proactive renewable electricity adoption.

Innovative - American Water

American Water is receiving the Innovative award for its pioneering Geothermal System at William Buck Elementary in Valley Stream, NY. This project utilizes a new method for geothermal systems that maintains functionality while reducing installation costs. This innovative system provides heating and cooling to the building, while also saving the school 41,000 kBTU /square foot/year.

Transportation - Chevrolet Bolt

The Chevrolet Bolt EV is being honored with the Transportation award for its game-changing all-electric vehicle technology, which is driving energy conservation in the sector. The Bolt EV is the first-long range, affordably priced electric vehicle, and it achieves an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles of zero-emission driving per full charge. The Bolt EV is positioned to transform the market by offering superior drivabaility in an affordable, energy-efficient product.               


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 today 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 seat and access to the VIP reception prior to the dinner program. For more information, contact events@ase.org.  


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.

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2016 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Chairman's Award: Johnson Controls, Inc. 

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Staples
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award: View, Inc. 

Rising Star of Energy Efficiency Awards: 

  • Guy Van Syckle, Hannon Armstrong

2015 Stars of Energy Efficiency

Chairman's Award: IBM

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Former CEO, Sustainable Energy for All 

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • Cinemark Theatres
  • Danfoss
  • L'Oreal USA
  • Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G)

Rising Star of Energy Efficiency Awards: 

  • Daniel Hill, Co-founder, Green Impact Campaign
  • Aurora Winslade, Student, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

2014 Stars of Energy Efficiency

Chairman's Award: Elon Musk

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • MGM Resorts International
  • Nest Labs Inc.
  • National Housing Trust
  • The Olympic Movement
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

2013 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Chairman's Award: Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Governor George Pataki on behalf of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority
    Accepted by Mayor Pam O'Connor, Board Member
  • Lime Energy
    Accepted by Adam Procell, President & COO
  • Keystone Home Energy Loan Program
    Accepted by Peter Krajsa, Chairman & CEO, AFC First Financial; Keith Welks, Deputy Treasurer, Pennsylvania Department of Treasury; and, Daniel Lapato, Deputy Secretary for External Affairs, Pennsylvania Department of Enviromental Protection
  • Whirlpool Corporation
    Accepted by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
  • The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore 
    Accepted by Dr. John Keung, Chief Executive Officer

2012 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Honorable Bruce Oreck, U.S. Ambassador to Finland and Chair, League of Green Embassies

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • Kroger Co.
    Accepted by David Dillon, Chairman & CEO
  • Advantix Systems
    Accepted by Hannah Choi Granade, President
  • Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development
    Accepted by Ron Rees, Executive Director, and Tom Reed, Chairman
  • Eletrobras
    Accepted by José da Costa Carvalho Neto, Chief Executive Officer
    Accepted by Rômulo Pontual, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

2011 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Chairman’s Award: Honorable Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment, U.S. Department of the Navy

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Daniel Yergin, Co-Founder and Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • Briggs & Stratton
    Accepted by Todd Teske, President, Chairman & CEO
  • Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute
    Accepted by Morrison Carter, Chairman
  • Solutions for Energy Efficient Logistics
    Accepted by Louis James, President and CEO
  • Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
    Accepted by Professor J. Owen Lewis, Chief Executive
  • ThinkEco
    Accepted by Jun Shimada, President & CEO

2010 Stars of Energy Efficiency

Chairman’s Award: Honorable Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Rick Fedrizzi, Founding Chairman, President & CEO, U.S. Green Building Council

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • U-Haul International Inc.
    Accepted by Edward Shoen, CEO
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
    Accepted by Thane Maynard, Executive Director
    Accepted by Alex Laskey, President, and Dan Yates, CEO
  • Environment Canada
    Accepted by Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment
  • Energy Efficiency New Brunswick
    Accepted by Elizabeth Weir, President and CEO
  • Danfoss
    Accepted by Robert Wilkins, President, Danfoss North America

2009 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Chairman’s Award: Honorable Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, United States Department of Energy

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Honorable Deval Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
    Accepted by Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary, Public & Indian Housing
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
    Accepted by Dr. Jerry Schubel, President & CEO
  • Warren County Public School System, KY
    Accepted by Tim Murley, Interim Superintendent
  • The National Housing Commission (CONAVI) and the National Fund for Housing (INFONAVIT), Mexico
    Accepted by Evangelina Hirata-Nagasako, Deputy General Director &Victor Borras-Setien, General Director
  • 3M Company
    Accepted by George Buckley, Chairman, President & CEO

2008 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Chairman’s Award: Philips Electronics, accepted by Kaj den Daas, Chairman and CEO, Philips Lighting North America

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Jon Wellinghoff

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • United Technologies Corporation
    Accepted by George David, Chairman
  • ​Rinnai Corporation
    Accepted by Hiroyasu Naito, President, Rinnai Corporation
  • York County School Division
    Accepted by Eric Williams, Ed.D., Division Superintendent
  • Embraco
    Accepted by Ernesto Heinzelmann, President and CEO
  • Jupiter Oxygen Corporation
    Accepted by Dietrich Gross, President and CEO

2007 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Chairman’s Award: Jones Lang La Salle, accepted by Colin Dyer, Chief Executive Officer

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Western Governors’ Association, accepted by Honorable Bill Ritter, Governor of Colorado

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. John H. Gibbons

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • The Home Depot
    Accepted by Ron Jarvis, Vice President for Environmental Innovation
  • Orion Energy Systems
    Accepted by Neal Verfuerth, President and CEO
  • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
    Accepted by James Kerr, North Carolina Utilities Commissioner and NARUC President
  • International Energy Agency
    Accepted by Nabou Tanaka, Executive Director

2006 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Chairman's Award: Lee Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., accepted by Linda Dillman, Executive Vice President of Risk Management, Benefits, & Sustainability, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service:  Matthew Driscoll, Mayor, City of Syracuse

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • The Dow Chemical Company
    Accepted by Andrew Liveris, President, CEO, and Chairman
  • Power Integrations, Inc.
    Accepted by Balu Balakrishnan, President and CEO
  • The National Affordable Housing Network
    Accepted by Barbara Miller, Executive Director
  • The Trust Fund for Electric Energy Saving (FIDE)

 2005 and Prior Stars of Energy Efficiency 

  • 3M Company
  • Amory Lovins, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Andersen Corporation
  • Arthur Rosenfeld, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of EERE, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Bank of America
  • Bernard Jamet, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Burlington Electric Department
  • CertainTeed Corporation
  • Charles R. Immbrecht, former Chairman, California Energy Commission
  • Consumer Union/Consumer Report
  • Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • David K. Garman, Acting Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dean Langford, President, OSRAM SYLVANIA
  • Denis Hayes, Chairman, Earth Day Network
  • Energy Star Program
  • Energy Star Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Frito Lay, Inc.
  • Governor George E. Pataki, State of New York
  • Governor Tommy G. Thompson, State of Wisconsin
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hector Ibarra, Middle School Science Teacher, Iowa
  • Honorable David E. Skaggs, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Honorable Edward Markey, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Honorable Jeff Bingaman, U.S. Senate
  • Honorable Mark O. Hatfield, U.S. Senate
  • Honorable Philip R. Sharp, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Honorable Timothy E. Wirth, U.S. Senate
  • Howard Geller, Former Executive Director, ACEEE
  • IBM Corporation
  • John W. Rowe, Chairman, President & CEO, Unicom
  • Johnson Controls
  • Marriott International
  • Maurice R. Strong, former Secretary General, UN Earth Summit
  • Michael Peevey, President California Public Utilities Commission
  • North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
  • Owens Corning
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • R.E. Ted Turner, Vice Chairman, Time Warner
  • Ross Pillari, President, BP America & William Keese, California PUC
  • Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  • Southern California Edison
  • The City of Austin, Texas
  • The Durst Organization
  • The ESCo Industry
  • Thomas R. Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute
  • Toyota
  • Ultra Light Steel Auto Body - Advanced Vehicle Concepts
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of the Navy
  • Whirlpool Corporation