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NEEA wins BEST Award for sustainability measures

Portland, Ore. –The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) won the award for BEST Practices in the medium-sized business category at the 20th Annual BEST Awards held last night. The BEST Awards celebrate leading practices and creative solutions in environmental, economic and social sustainability.
“We are honored by this recognition,” said Susan E. Stratton, NEEA’s executive director. “Our vision is that energy efficiency is a cornerstone of a vibrant sustainable Northwest. We’re proud to be doing our part in the business and sustainability community by creating work environments that are good for our staff and good for the environment.”
View a video on NEEA’s sustainable practices, which include a recent LEED Platinum CI rating, high-performance lighting design that uses 53% less energy than required by Oregon code, water-efficiency measures and daylighting and lighting controls that increase the comfort and productivity for its employees.
The BEST Awards are a program of Sustainability at Work, a partnership of the City of Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Water Bureau, Bureau of Transportation, and the Bureau of Environmental Services; as well as Metro, Pacific Power, and Energy Trust of Oregon.
Portland Mayor Sam Adams presented this year’s awards.
About the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is a non-profit organization working to maximize energy efficiency to meet our future energy needs. NEEA is supported by and works in collaboration with the Bonneville Power Administration, Energy Trust of Oregon and more than 100 Northwest utilities on behalf of more than 12 million energy consumers. NEEA uses the market power of the region to accelerate the innovation and adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices. Since 1997, NEEA and its partners have saved enough energy to power more than 568,400 homes each year. Energy efficiency can satisfy more than half of our new demand for energy, saving money, and keeping the Northwest a healthy and vibrant place to live.