Energy efficiency awards to recognise success in slashing energy costs 18 July 2017

Nominations for the annual National Energy Efficiency Awards opened today, as skyrocketing energy prices continue to drive unprecedented interest from businesses and households in cost effective energy efficiency investments.

Presented by the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) and judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the Awards are Australia's highest profile honours dedicated to the energy efficiency industry.

Luke Menzel, CEO of the Energy Efficiency Council, said “With gas and electricity costs skyrocketing, energy users large and small are looking to take control of their energy bills by upgrading the efficiency of their homes and businesses."

"The Awards recognise the best of these projects, and demonstrate just how deeply energy costs can be cut through smart energy use."

The National Energy Efficiency Awards include recognition for projects in commercial buildings, industrial, SME, residential efficiency, and for outstanding cogeneration and demand response projects.

The Awards also recognise outstanding contributions from energy efficiency professionals.

2016 winners included Woolworths, Parmalat, MINUS40, enLighten Australia, CBUS Property, Charter Hall, Knight Frank and Sustainability Victoria for their Energy Efficient Office Buildings program.

Leading Energy User Award to be presented in partnership with EUAA

The Leading Energy User Award is presented in partnership with the Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA), the national not-for-profit association representing Australia's large energy users.

Andrew Richards, CEO of the EUAA said “With electricity and gas prices rising dramatically, investments in energy efficiency projects can be incredibly cost effective. A proactive, ambitious energy efficiency agenda is becoming central to how many of the EUAA's members manage their energy spend, and it’s great to recognise some of the outstanding work that is happening in this space.

The EEC's Luke Menzel said “It’s wonderful to once again welcome the EUAA on board as partners of the Leading Energy User Award. At a time of unprecedented and heated national debate around energy, it’s important to highlight the leadership role Australia's energy users are playing by taking control of their own energy use.

Nominations now open

Nomination information is live on the EEC website here. Nominations close at 5pm on Thursday 31 August 2017.

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.


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