Awards

Ohio Environmental Council | Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award

Each year, the Inspiring Efficiency Leadership 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. In 2021, there were two recipients of the Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Awards.

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DTE Energy Efficiency Assistance Program | Inspiring Efficiency Impact Award

Today’s post highlights DTE’s Energy Efficiency Assistance Program for winning the 2021 Inspiring Efficiency Impact Award. Adaptability is key in the implementation of energy efficiency programs and DTE’s Energy Efficiency Assistance Program is a prime example of that. With their quick changes in response to the global pandemic and constant stakeholder engagement to ensure they are meeting the needs of their community, they truly go above and beyond.

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Focus on Energy | Inspiring Efficiency Marketing Award

Focus on Energy took home the 2021 Inspiring Efficiency Marketing Award with its well deserving digital strategy for the Wisconsin Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources Program. The team innovated the marketing strategy to fit their communities’ needs as those needs shifted during the global pandemic. From increasing their social media presence to developing accessible online training and events, they saw an opportunity to reach their customer communities in a new way.

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ComEd Energy Efficiency Program | Inspiring Efficiency Innovation Award

Today we are highlighting a winner of the 2021 Inspiring Efficiency Innovation Award, ComEd Energy Efficiency Program’s Fix-It-Now Compressed Air offering. This award was presented to them because of their ability to implement a new and innovative program with impressive results. ComEd’s Fix-It-Now Compressed Air program aims to directly address compressed air leaks, a common issue for many industrial customers. Read on to see why they chose this area to address and how they made it happen.

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City of Minneapolis Home Energy Disclosure | Inspiring Efficiency Innovation Award

In 2021, we received another year of competitive applications for all the Inspiring Efficiency Awards. Today, we are highlighting one winner in the Innovation category. The Inspiring Efficiency Innovation Award is presented each year to an organization for developing and implementing a successful new and innovative program, campaign or strategy or implementing a program in a new and innovative way.

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Greenlite Lighting Corporation USA | Inspiring Efficiency Impact Award

The COVID-19 Pandemic has presented significant challenges for program implementers across the Midwest and the world. Whether it was adapting preexisting programs to serve new needs or inventing entirely new programs to address the onslaught of demands brought on from the pandemic, program partners have had to think on their feet and act fast to serve their communities. Today’s post highlights Greenlite Lighting Corporation USA for winning the 2021 Inspiring Efficiency Impact Award.

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Three Tips to Help Your Inspiring Efficiency Awards Application Stand Out

Each year, the Inspiring Efficiency Awards recognize Midwest leaders who deliver groundbreaking advancements in energy efficiency in five categories: Leadership, Education, Impact, Marketing and Innovation. The applications are reviewed and scored by the Inspiring Efficiency Awards Review Committee made up of MEEA staff, members and board members. Last year we received more than 50 applications across the five categories, which means our dedicated committee members can each read several applications throughout the process. What makes a winning IEA application stand above the rest? Here are three tips to help your application wow reviewers.

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MEEA’s Illinois Home Performance Program Recognized with an ENERGY STAR Award

Each spring, the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program honors businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR Award winners are leaders in their industries for their efforts to reduce emissions and create a healthier environment.

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