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National Energy Efficiency Awards 2017

Presented by the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) and now in its sixth year running, the National Energy Efficiency Awards are Australia's highest profile honours dedicated to excellence in energy efficiency.

The National Energy Efficiency Awards 2017 will recognise and celebrate excellence in energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management. The Energy Efficiency Council invites nominations for projects, colleagues and clients across 11 categories that demonstrate outstanding achievement in performance, leadership and innovation.

The winners of the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2017 will be unveiled at a memorable Gala Dinner on Monday 20 November at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, as part of the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2017.

Awards Categories

The National Energy Efficiency Awards 2017 nomination categories are: 

Best Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Project - below 2,000 SQM

Best Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Project - above 2,000 SQM

Best Industrial Energy Efficiency Project

Best Residential Energy Efficiency Project

Best Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Energy Efficiency Project

Best ‘Smart Energy’ Project – for cogeneration, district energy, demand response and utility programs.

Best Innovation in Energy Efficiency- for new products such as lighting & software.

Best Energy Saving Program - for programs run by governments, NGOs or similar.

Leading Energy User - presented in partnership with EUAA this award recognises excellence in energy management.

Young Energy Efficiency Professional 2017 - for individuals under 35 who have contributed to energy efficiency through advocacy, research, education or projects.

Energy Efficiency Champion 2017 - for individuals who have advanced the energy efficiency sector through outstanding advocacy, research, education or projects.

View further information on each category, including the judging criteria, by clicking on the links above. 

Nominations will be accepted until 5pm on Thursday 31 August 2017.


Criteria and judging

The National Energy Efficiency Awards 2017 seek to recognise excellence in energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management. Judges will consider several dimensions in making their decisions, including performance, leadership and innovation. Information on co-benefits is a particular priority this year.

Judging criteria varies between award categories and given the many factors that define 'excellence', the judging panels will have full discretion in their selection of the winning nominations. Judging panel decisions will be final.

The EEC Board and Staff may also nominate applicants for categories, although the choice of awards will be made entirely by the judging panel. The composition of judging panels may vary between award categories, but all panels will include one or more EEC Board Member, one EEC Staff Member and one or more independent expert/s.

How to nominate a project

1. Choose a category 

There are 11 award categories in total and you should choose the category which best represents your project. You may enter multiple nominations, but a separate submission should be completed for each project.

Nominations can be made by either the client/project owner or the energy efficiency service provider who led the project. If nominating a client on behalf of a project, please ensure you check with the client to confirm that they accept the nomination.

2. Review the criteria

Please refer to the nomination criteria before proceeding to make a nomination as the criteria for awards vary between categories. You can view the criteria for each category by clicking on the links above. Your nomination must address the criteria given for your chosen category.

Projects are only eligible if they have been completed, or the results confirmed (measured and verified) between 1 October 2015 and the date the project is nominated.

3. Review the Terms & Conditions of Entry

The Terms & Conditions of Entry are included in the judging criteria documents available for each category by clicking on the links above.

4. Complete your submission

All nominations must be submitted via the online submissions page.  Click the 'Submit your nomination here' button above to get started.

You must adhere strictly to the word limits provided. You are able to return to and update your nomination at any time during the nominations period.

Nominations will be accepted until 5pm on Thursday 31 August 2017.

5. Supporting information

Please ensure you provide the following supporting information. This information will be used for the purposes of the awards presentation ceremony, should your nomination be successful:

  • Logo(s) of the relevant organisation(s) involved in the project in high resolution .jpeg format
  • A minimum of three images representing the project in high resolution .jpeg format

You may attach a maximum of one additional document in support of your nomination. This should be absolutely no longer than five pages and should provide additional data/information which directly illustrate the points made in your nomination.

6. Book tickets for the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2017 Gala Dinner

Award winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner of the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2017 on Monday 20 November at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park.

We strongly encourage all nominees to be present at the event as winners will not be notified in advance.

To book tickets for the Gala Dinner or to register for the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2017, please visit the EEC website by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please contact Daniela Vrljic at the Energy Efficiency Council by email at events@eec.org.au or on 03 8327 8425. 

 

National Energy Efficiency Awards 2016

The National Energy Efficiency Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management across Australia.

Presented by the Energy Efficiency Council and now in their fifth year, the winners of the  National Energy Efficiency Awards 2016 were announced on Tuesday 16 November 2016 at the Gala Dinner of the National Energy Efficiency Conference, held at the Australian Technology Park, Evelegh NSW.  


The Energy Efficiency Council extends warm congratulations to all of the winners.

2016 Award Winners:

Best Industrial Energy Efficiency Project 2016

Winner: Parmalat and MINUS40 for refrigeration plant upgrade

Best Energy Efficiency Innovation 2016

Winner: enLighten Australia for Chamaeleon III

Best Energy Savings Program 2016

Winner: Sustainability Victoria for Energy Efficient Office Buildings

Best Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Project 2016

Winner: CBUS Property, Charter Hall & Knight Frank for 171 Collins St Melbourne

Highly Commended: Mirvac for Bay Centre

Leading Energy User 2016 

Supported by the Energy Users Association of Australia

Winner: Woolworths for Project Enlighten

    

Highly Commended: Commonwealth Bank of Australia Reducing Carbon Footprint

Young Energy Efficiency Professional 2016

Winner: Leon Wurfel, Bueno Systems

Highly Commended: Grace Foo, Energy Action

Energy Efficiency Champion 2016

Winner: Louise Vickery, ARENA

 



 

National Energy Efficiency Awards 2015

The National Energy Efficiency Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management across Australia.

Delivered by the Energy Efficiency Council and presented in partnership with the Energy Users Association of Australia, the awards were presented at the gala dinner of the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2015 on 17 November at Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

The Energy Efficiency Council extends warm congratulations to all of the winners.

2015 Award Winners:

Best SME Energy Efficiency Project 2015

Winner: Ryan Meat Company and MINUS40 for commercial to industrial refrigeration upgrade

Best Residential Energy Efficiency Project 2015

Winner: CitySmart for Reduce Your Juice

Best Energy Savings Program 2015

Winner: Moreland Energy Foundation, for achievements 2000-2015

Best Demand Response Project 2015

Winner: Australian Textile Mills and EnerNOC for Technology-Enabled Critical Peak Demand Response

Best Industrial Energy Efficiency Project 2015

Winner: Tri-Tech Chemical and Genesis Now for Tri-Tech's Energy Makeover

Best Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Project 2015

Winner: Mirvac Property Trust for Sirius

Highly Commended: Frasers Property Australia for The Ponds Shopping Centre

Leading Energy User 2015

Winner: Charter Hall Group for energy efficiency in the Charter Hall Office Trust

Energy Efficiency Champion 2015

Winner: Stuart Nesbitt, Climate Change Technical Officer at Moreland City Council

 

The National Energy Efficiency Awards 2015 are presented in partnership with the Energy Users Association of Australia with support from NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.


Awards Partners


 

 

National Energy Efficiency Awards 2014

The winners of the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2014 were announced at the gala dinner of the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2014 on 11 November at Swissotel Sydney. The winners were: 

Best Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Project 2014

Winner - Australian Technology Park and Building IQ

Best Industrial Energy Efficiency Project 2014

Winner - Primo Smallgoods and Ecosave
Highly Commended - Parmalat and Out Performers

Best Cogeneration or District Energy Project 2014

Winner - Total Construction and Frasers Property Group

Best Small-Medium Enterprise (SME) Energy Efficiency Project 2014

(in partnership with NSW Office of Environment and Heritage)

Winner - Kilsyth Basketball Centre and AGL Energy Services

Best Demand Response Project 2014

Winner - ERM Business Energy and EnerNOC

Best Energy Savings Program 2014

Winner - Energy Savings Scheme and NSW Government

Energy Efficiency Champion 2014

Winner - Paul Bannister, Energy Action
Highly Commended - Graham Bryant, Simplot

Leading Energy User 2014

Winner - Orora Ltd
Highly Commended - Simplot Australia

 

The Energy Efficiency Council extends warm congratulations to all award winners.

 

Energy Efficiency Council Industry Awards 2013

The Awards were presented at the Energy Efficiency Council's Annual Conference 2013 Gala Dinner on in Melbourne on 3rd December 2013.

The Awards winners were:

Best Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Project

Winner: Exery Australia and Quintessential Group
Project title: 87 Marsden Street, Parramatta NSW

Highly Commended: Sustainable Focus and SA Pathology
Project title: SA Pathology Retrofit

Best Industrial Energy Efficiency Project

Winner: Minus40 and Fonterra
Project title: Fonterra Wagga Wagga Refrigeration Plant Upgrade

Highly Commended: Genesis Now
Project title: Automotive Component Manufacturer Energy Efficiency Program

Best Cogeneration or District Energy Project

Winner: Qantas and GridX Power
Project title: Qantas Mascot Trigeneration Project

Leading Energy User (a joint Energy Efficiency Council and EUAA Award)

Winner: DEXUS

Highly Commended: Australia Post

Best Demand Response Project

Winner: TransGrid and EnerNOC

Project title: Transgrid Sydney Inner Metro DR Program

Best Energy Saving Program

Joint Winners:
City of Melbourne
Project title: 1200 Buildings Program

City of Sydney
Project title: Better Buildings Partnership

Energy Efficiency Leader 2013

Geoff Andrews

 

The Energy Efficiency Council extends warm congratulations to all award winners.

Energy Efficiency Council Industry Awards 2012

The 2012 Energy Efficiency Council Industry Awards were presented at the EEC's national conference in Sydney on 5 December 2012.

The winners were:

Best Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Project

Charlestown Square - The GPT Group / TSF Engineering

Best Industrial Energy Efficiency Project

Sino Iron Project: Combined Cycle Gas Fired Power Station - CITIC Pacific Mining

Best Cogeneration Project

AGL/Qenos Altona cogeneration project - Qenos & Altona Energy Services

Best Energy Saving Program

NABERS and the CBD Program - NSW OEH / DCCEE

Special Commendation also goes to Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program - DRET

Leadership Award

Sam Burke (Victorian Greener Government Buildings Program) - Victorian DTF

 

The Energy Efficiency Council extends warm congratulations to all award winners.