In an ongoing effort to enhance collaboration and innovation within our region, it is important to recognize individuals and teams for their exemplary dedication and performance in Energy Efficiency. On December 3, 2020 NEEA's Board and staff presented three awards via a virtual ceremony:
Individuals, organizations, group/teams, programs, and projects that reside in the Northwest are eligible. This includes any public or privately owned utilities, government agencies, or regional energy efficiency organizations, non-profits, or contractors. Individuals may nominate themselves.
Submissions are due by September 11, 2020.
Judging and Criteria:
A panel of energy efficiency leaders from throughout the Northwest will review the submissions and select the winners based on the following criteria. Please note that the more specific nominations are in terms of project details, timing, and results, the more information our judges will have to properly evaluate the entry.
The Innovation Award
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in creating, utilizing or promoting innovative solutions that help the region achieve more energy efficiency. An innovative solution is one that seizes an opportunity, delivers value or satisfies an existing need more effectively than alternative technologies or solutions, or has positive impact beyond energy savings (i.e. job creation, environmental stewardship, etc.).
The Collaboration Award
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in collaborating with multiple individuals, groups, and/or organizations to help the region achieve more energy efficiency. The recipient of this award demonstrates the following characteristics:
The Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes the outstanding achievement of an individual whose career has greatly contributed to the advancement of energy efficiency in the Northwest.
NEEA staff will invite recipients to virtually receive their award prior to NEEA's Annual Meeting.
Note: For the Innovation and Collaboration awards, if an organization, group/team, program or project is the award recipient, one person representing that organization/group/team/program/project will be asked to receive the award on behalf of their team/group/organization.