The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presented three Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards at its Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. Winners are selected based on demonstrated excellence in program implementation, research and development, energy policy, or private sector initiatives.
The winners for 2014 are:
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Environmental Energy Technology Division for four decades of leadership on energy efficiency R&D, helping to improve buildings technology and systems in extensive collaboration with industry and states.
- Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council for facilitating rapid growth in the use of energy efficiency as a resource in Massachusetts, more than doubling the annual energy savings achieved.
- Sheldon Strom for founding the Center for Energy and the Environment and leading its many successful endeavors over 35 years including contributions to the Next Generation Energy Act and the very practical “Minnesota Way” for implementing energy efficiency programs and policies.
The winners were nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of ACEEE’s Board of Directors from an impressive group of nominations. Selection criteria was based on each nominee’s impact, innovation, and leadership in the energy efficiency field.