11th Annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards

Inspiring Efficiency Awards

The Inspiring Efficiency Awards recognize Midwest leaders who deliver groundbreaking advancements in energy efficiency in five categories: Leadership, Education, Impact, Marketing and Innovation. We open nominations in the summer and present the awards every January at our Annual Inspiring Efficiency Awards Dinner & Gala. MEEA membership or headquarters in the Midwest states are not required for nomination/application, but program impact must be shown in at least one of the 13 MEEA states.

Thank you to everyone who applied
for the 2015 Inspiring Efficiency Awards
.
Join us in January to see the winners!

See the 2014 winners!
The 2014 Inspiring Efficiency Awards were presented on
January 15th at the Inspiring Efficiency Awards Dinner and Gala!

 

Inspiring Efficiency Award Categories

 

 

 

The Inspiring Efficiency Education Award will be presented to the organization that has developed and implemented a local campaign, program, strategy, or idea to increase knowledge and action on energy efficiency. Applicants should describe how their campaign, program, strategy, or idea—though local in scope—is an example for the region.

 

 

 

The Inspiring Efficiency Impact Award will be presented to the organization that has made a significant contribution to market transformation either through the implementation of a specific program or through a policy change. The applicant will need to clearly demonstrate the measurable & significant impact that the program or policy has had on reducing energy consumption, altering public behaviors/practices, and/or increasing the market penetration of energy-efficient products and technologies in the Midwest. This award covers the residential, commercial, institutional, agricultural and industrial sectors.

 

 

 

The Inspiring Efficiency through Innovation Award will be presented to the nominee that has developed and implemented a new and innovative program, idea or policy in the Midwest. While the concept of the program, idea or policy may have been implemented elsewhere, the applicant will need to clearly detail why the program, idea or policy and its impact is unique to the region and new to the marketplace.

 

 

 

The Inspiring Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award is presented to the organization or individual who has served as a strong leader in support of energy efficiency in their city, state, region, company, or community. Candidates may include state and local political leaders, regulatory officials, legislators, state agency directors, corporations, or other policymakers who have been exceptional in their support of energy efficiency.

 

 

 

The Inspiring Efficiency through Marketing Award will be presented to the nominee that has engaged in or supported a marketing campaign, program, strategy, or idea to increase the adoption of energy efficient products and/or best practices in the Midwest region. National programs may be nominated as long as there is a clear Midwest benefit.

 

 

 

The MEEA Chairman's Award will be presented to the organization or individual who has provided exemplary leadership and support to MEEA throughout the organization's history. Candidates for this award must be MEEA members. Nominations are solicited from the full MEEA membership and will be selected by the Chair and President of MEEA.

Questions? Email us at awards@mwalliance.org