2021 Star of Energy Efficiency Awards Gala

2021 Star of Energy Efficiency Awards Gala

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2021 Star of Energy Efficiency Awards Gala

Start 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 : 06:00pm
End 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 : 10:00pm
Location 
Andrew W Mellon Auditorium : Washington, DC

 

 

For 29 years, the prestigious Star of Energy Efficiency awards have celebrated market-leading advances in efficiency. We’ve honored 149 individuals, organizations, and companies. We’ve grown from an evening honoring a single awardee, to recognizing up to half a dozen recipients in categories that span sectors, revenue, and technologies. Along the way we’ve faced a recession, government shutdowns, natural disasters, and now a global pandemic – and those obstacles have shown us the importance of appreciating and honoring those most deserving of recognition.

As we reflect on the last year and rebuild from the impact of the pandemic on the energy efficiency industry, the Alliance is focused on solutions that build back brighter, which means:

  • Ensuring all communities experience the economic benefits of energy efficiency.
  • Taking bold action against climate change.
  • Getting ahead of our energy system’s transformation.

While we cannot predict the future, we know this industry is resilient and that putting energy efficiency at the center of our recovery provides a brighter economy and environment for everyone. That’s why once again, the prom will go on – both in-person and virtually – and we will celebrate our industry’s accomplishments by awarding deserving leaders in the following categories:

Star of Energy Efficiency Award: This award honors organizations and companies that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing energy efficiency. It is at the Committee’s discretion to select up to three awardees in this category. Special attention will be paid to nominations that address one or more of the key pillars of building back brighter:

Energy Equity: Projects, programs, or policy frameworks that ensure all communities experience the economic benefits of energy efficiency.

Decarbonization: Projects, programs, or policy frameworks that prioritize energy efficiency as the first solution for achieving decarbonization and meeting climate goals.

Active Efficiency: Projects, programs, or policy frameworks that advance Active Efficiency by integrating the benefits of traditional energy efficiency measures with the opportunities presented by digital technologies.

Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award: This award recognizes an emerging technology or service that has the potential to transform a sector of the energy efficiency market but which, given the early stage of innovation, has yet to generate proven savings.

If you would like to submit a nomination for either your organization or another, please do so online. Find the guidelines on the nominations page to assist you in completing your nomination. We look forward to receiving a wide range of applicants and wish you the best of luck!

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Click here to view the nomination guidelines, and click here to submit your nomination!

Star of Energy Efficiency Award: This award honors organizations and companies that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to advancing energy efficiency. It is at the Committee’s discretion to select up to three awardees in this category. Special attention will be paid to nominations that address one or more of the key pillars of building back brighter:

Energy Equity: Projects, programs, or policy frameworks that ensure all communities experience the economic benefits of energy efficiency.

Decarbonization: Projects, programs, or policy frameworks that prioritize energy efficiency as the first solution for achieving decarbonization and meeting climate goals.

Active Efficiency: Projects, programs, or policy frameworks that advance Active Efficiency by integrating the benefits of traditional energy efficiency measures with the opportunities presented by digital technologies.

Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award: This award recognizes an emerging technology or service that has the potential to transform a sector of the energy efficiency market but which, given the early stage of innovation, has yet to generate proven savings.

  • STARS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY
    1993: Senator Timothy E. Wirth
    1994: Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Representative Phillip R. Sharp; Secretary-General
              Maurice F. Strong
    1995: Dr. Arthur Rosenfeld; 3M 
    1996: Owens Corning; U.S. Department of Defense
    1997: Hector Ibarra; Andersen Corporation
    1998: IBM; Bernard Jamet
    1999: Whirlpool Corporation; The Durst Organization
    2000: Denis Hayes; Toyota
    2001: The ESCo Industry; Howard S. Geller
    2002: CertainTeed Corporation; Consumer Reports/Consumers Union; Dr. Amory Lovins;
              Sears, Roebuck & Co.
    2003: Frito-Lay, Inc; Johnson Controls, Inc; U.S. Department of the Navy
    2004: Bank of America; Bonneville Power Administration; Southern California Edison; Marriott
              International
    2005: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; Burlington Electric Department; Ultra Light Steel
              Auto Body-Advanced Vehicle Concepts
    2006: The Dow Chemical Company; Power Integrations, Inc.; National Affordable Housing
              Network; Trust Fund for Electric Energy Savings (FIDE)
    2007: The Home Depot; Orion Energy Systems; National Association of Regulatory Utility
              Commissioners; International Energy Agency
    2008: United Technologies Corporation; Rinnai Corporation; York County School Division;
              Embraco; Jupiter Oxygen Corporation 
    2009: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Aquarium of the Pacific; Warren
              County Public School System, KY; National Housing Commission (CONAVI)/National
              Fund for Housing (INFONAVIT), Mexico; 3M Company 
    2010: U-Haul International, Inc.; Cincinnati Zoo; Opower; Efficiency New Brunswick/Environment
              Canada; Danfoss
    2011: Briggs & Stratton; Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute; Solutions for
              Energy Efficient Logistics; Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland; ThinkEco
    2012: Kroger Co.; Advantix Systems Inc.; Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development;
              Eletrobras; DIRECTV
    2013: LA Metro; Lime Energy; Keystone HELP, Building & Construction Authority of Singapore;
              Whirlpool Corporation
    2014: MGM Resorts International, Nest Labs Inc., National Housing Trust, The Olympic
              Movement, Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
    2015: Cinemark Theatres, Danfoss, L'Oreal USA, Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) 
    2016: Lockheed Martin, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Staples, Tennessee Valley
              Authority
    2017: 7-Eleven, Schneider Electric, American Water, Chevrolet Bolt EV
    2018: Agder Energi and Microsoft, Legrand North and Central America, Southern California
              Edison, Target, Thyssenkrupp, Tom Wenning
    2019: Alabama Power; Ingersoll Rand; OhmConnect; Pepco Holdings
    2020: Efficiency Maine Trust
     
    CHARLES H. PERCY AWARD
    1995: Senator Mark O. Hatfield
    1996: Charles R. Imbrecht
    1997: Governor Tommy G. Thompson
    1998: Representative David E. Skaggs
    1999: R. E. “Ted” Turner
    2000: Habitat for Humanity
    2001: Governor George E. Pataki
    2002: The ENERGY STAR Program
    2003: City of Austin, Texas
    2004: Assistant Secretary David K. Garman
    2005: Michael Peevey
    2006: Mayor Matthew Driscoll
    2007: Western Governors’ Association
    2008: Jon Wellinghoff
    2009: Governor Deval Patrick
    2010: S. Richard Fedrizzi
    2011: Dr. Daniel Yergin
    2012: Ambassador Bruce Oreck
    2013: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
    2014: Administrator Gina McCarthy
    2015: Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Former CEO, Sustainable Energy for All
    2016: U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz 
    2017: NREL
     
    CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
    1998: John W. Rowe
    1999: North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
    2000: Dean T. Langford
    2002: Senator Jeff Bingaman
    2003: Representative Edward J. Markey
    2004: Thomas R. Kuhn
    2005: William Keese and Ross Pillari
    2006: Lee Scott
    2007: Jones Lang LaSalle
    2008: Philips Electronics
    2009: Secretary Steven Chu
    2010: Assistant Secretary Cathy Zoi
    2011: Assistant Secretary Jackalyne Pfannenstiel
    2013: Secretary Ray Mabus
    2014: Elon Musk
    2015: IBM
    2016: Johnson Controls, Inc.
    2017: Itron
    2018: American University
    2019: CPS Power
     

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