In an ongoing effort to enhance collaboration and innovation within the Northwest, it is important to recognize individuals and teams for their exemplary dedication, enthusiasm and performance in furthering Energy Efficiency across the region and beyond. The Leadership in Energy Efficiency Awards ceremony aims to do just that.
The nomination window for the 2021 Leadership in Energy Efficiency Awards closed on September 17 for the following awards:
And, in 2020 the alliance added a new award: The Chairperson's Award – appointed by NEEA’s Board Chair and Executive Director and recognizes individual dedication and effective, long-term commitment to advancing energy efficiency.
The winners of each award category will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 2 during the first day of the alliance's Annual Meeting. RSVPs for the event will open in the fall.
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.
**If submitting a team, group or organization for a nomination, please ensure anyone who should be recognized for the award is included in your submission**
Submissions are due by September 17, 2021.
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.
The Chairperson's Award
An honor bestowed by NEEA’s Board chair and executive director in recognition of individual dedication and effective, long-term commitment to advancing energy efficiency.
Recipients, nominees and energy efficiency professionals across the region will be invited to the award ceremony after the first day of NEEA's Annual Meeting in December.