Nominations Open for 2015 National Energy Efficiency Awards 12 August 2015

Nominations for the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2015 opened today.

Delivered by the Energy Efficiency Council in partnership with the Energy Users Association of Australia 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 “The National Energy Efficiency Awards recognise excellence in performance, leadership and innovation across the energy efficiency sector. Now in their fourth year, the Awards are highly sought after, and provide a unique opportunity for leading energy efficiency providers to showcase the real world benefits their work has had across the Australian economy.”

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

The ‘Leading Energy User’ category celebrates a business that has demonstrated excellence in energy management, while the ‘Best Energy Savings Program’ acknowledges the leadership role governments play in driving uptake of energy efficiency products and services.

2014 winners included Simplot Australia, ERM Business Energy and EnerNOC, the NSW Government’s Energy Savings Scheme, Kilsyth Basketball Centre and AGL Energy Services and Primo Smallgoods and Ecosave, Australian Technology Park and Building IQ.

The special award for ‘Energy Efficiency Champion 2015’ will be presented to an individual who has advanced the sector through outstanding advocacy, research, education or projects. Previous winners of the prestigious award include Dr Paul Bannister, Geoff Andrews and Sam Burke.

Nominations now open

Nomination information is live on the EEC's new website at with nominations open until 30 September. Winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner of the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2015 at Pullman Melbourne on the Park on 17 November.

Awards presented in partnership with EUAA

The awards are presented in partnership with the Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA), the national not-for-profit association which represents Australian energy users.

Phil Barresi, CEO of the EUAA said “Successful, innovative energy efficiency projects can deliver huge impact for businesses – not just on the bottom line, but also in motivating staff and stakeholders and improving reputation, product quality and overall productivity.

“The National Energy Efficiency Awards 2015 celebrate this and, importantly, the partnerships between Australia’s most forward looking energy users and leading energy efficiency providers that make such projects happen” added Phil.

The EEC's Luke Menzel said “We are delighted to welcome the EUAA on board as the lead partner for this year’s awards. I urge businesses and governments to demonstrate what can be achieved with energy efficiency by nominating their very best projects.”

To nominate a project for the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2015, visit