Industry celebrates as winners of the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2015 are announced 18 November 2015
The winners of the National Energy Efficiency Industry Awards 2015 were announced last night at the Gala Dinner of the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2015.
Delivered by the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), and presented in partnership with the Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA) and supported by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, the highly sought after annual awards are now in their fourth year, and competition in 2015 was fierce.
Awards were presented to a diverse range of businesses and governments for outstanding in achievement in energy efficiency in commercial buildings, industry, SME, residential and demand response projects.
The winners included:
- The Charter Hall Group winning “Leading Energy User 2015” in recognition of a deep commitment to sustainability and for outstanding achievement in energy efficiency in the buildings of the Charter Hall Office Trust
- Mirvac won the “Best Commercial Building Energy Efficiency Project” for Sirius
- Stuart Nesbitt, Climate Change Technical Officer at Moreland City Council was awarded the title of 'Energy Efficiency Champion 2015', recognising his outstanding contribution to the sector in trialling new technologies, championing energy efficiency implementation and driving partnerships between local and State Government and the private sector
Luke Menzel, CEO of the EEC commended the winners for displaying outstanding innovation, performance and leadership. He said “Energy efficiency is the vital ‘fifth fuel’ that helps Australian businesses increase productivity, lower energy and maintenance costs and increase their competitiveness. For householders, improved efficiency means lower energy bills, a more comfortable home and doing our bit for the environment.
He added “Tonight’s winners represent the best efficiency projects in Australia and, importantly, the outstanding efficiency providers and the visionary clients who make them happen. Their expertise, skill and commitment is helping Australia reduce its energy use across the board.”
Phil Barresi, CEO of the EUAA said “I warmly congratulate all of the winners. While the excitement of tonight’s awards may fade over time, the impact of their commitment to saving energy will last for the long term and will set their businesses apart.”
The Best Residential Energy Efficiency Project award went to CitySmart for the ‘Reduce Your Juice’ program, while Ryan Meat Company and MINUS40 took the award for Best SME Energy Efficiency Project for their project to upgrade commercial refrigeration to a centralized industrial system.
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) supported these two awards. Tom Grosskopf, Director Metro Branch, at OEH said “It’s vital to recognise the benefits energy efficiency delivers across the board. It’s not just for big business, these benefits are important for households and smaller companies too. Tonight’s winners are leading the way in realising the energy efficiency opportunity for Australia.”
The full list of winners at the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2015 is:
Best SME Energy Efficiency Project 2015
Winner: Ryan Meat Company and MINUS40
Best Residential Energy Efficiency Project 2015
Winner: CitySmart for Reduce Your Juice
Best Energy Savings Program 2015
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
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