We started the Residential Energy Efficiency Awards five years ago to recognize the best projects that leverage government funds to improve the efficiency of the country's housing stock.
Applicants may submit in one or more of the following categories:
- Single Family Home
- Multifamily Building
- New Residential Construction
Our goal is to reward innovation and acknowledge the accomplishments of industry leaders on a national level, in the hope that their successes will inspire others to undertake their own energy efficiency projects.
New Construction Award
Multi-page feature article in the Spring 2013 issue of State & Local Energy Report
Equipment and/or training packages donated by leading industry vendors:
Retrotec Digital Gauge
Building Performance Institute, Inc. professional certifications
The Residential Energy Efficiency Awards are open to any organization or business that has fully or substantially completed a project in 2012 that was partly or wholly funded by a state, local or federal government, and that improves the housing of low-income individuals.
Please submit a typed document (in Word or PDF) with the below information.
- Name of organization and contact information (you may submit on behalf of a third party)
- Name and location of project
- Category or categories for which the project should be considered
Description of Project
Briefly describe the project, including starting and ending dates
- What initiated the project?
- What were the major funding sources, and how were they combined?
- What weatherization features are included in the project?
- How did the project benefit the community?
- What is innovative about the project (e.g. funding, technology, implementation)
- What challenges had to be overcome?
- What lessons could be applied to future projects?
We encourage you to submit photos, maps, diagrams, etc. to help the judges better understand your project.
Entry deadline: January 4, 2013
Submit entries to:
State & Local Energy Report
Attn: Madeleine Jacobs
68 Jay Street, Suite 516
Brooklyn , NY 11201
Submissions may be emailed to:
Contact: Josh Wolfe
Publisher, State & Local Energy Report
Energy Innovators Honored in Fifth Annual Residential Energy Efficiency Awards
State & Local Energy Report today announced the winners of its fifth annual Residential Energy Efficiency Awards, which recognize the best energy efficiency projects in the country that have leveraged government funds.
Winners were selected for their commitment to improving low-income housing while demonstrating innovation in funding, technology, and implementation that can be replicated by others in the industry.
“These are the organizations that put their hearts and minds to work finding solutions to our energy needs,” said Josh Wolfe, co-publisher of State & Local Energy Report. “We couldn’t be prouder of what they accomplish on a daily basis.”
This year’s winners developed new models for investment, identified sustainable revenue streams, designed incredibly healthy buildings, and trained the energy efficiency workforce.
State & Local Energy Report announced winners in four categories.
The New Construction Award went to the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee for forging a successful public-private partnership that brought LEED-certified, affordable senior housing to an underserved community.
The Weatherization Award went to Virginia’s New River Center for Energy Research and Training for their pioneering training methods and their ongoing commitment to advancing building science.
The Single-Family Award went to Keystone HELP, Pennsylvania’s innovative energy efficiency loan program, which has opened up new markets for these types of loans and increased access to private sector capital for home energy retrofits.
The Multifamily Award went to Preservation of Affordable Housing, a national nonprofit, for restoring a troubled section of housing on Chicago’s South Side and bringing hope, stability, and opportunities for self-advancement to its residents.
Two more groups, Kentucky Home Performance and Virginia’s Local Energy Alliance Program, received honorable mentions for developing and implementing new residential energy efficiency programs in their states.
Winners received national exposure in the spring 2013 issue of State & Local Energy Report, as well as equipment and professional certifications donated by leading industry vendors.
For more information on this year’s Residential Energy Efficiency Award Winners, visit www.StateEnergyReport.com.
About State & Local Energy Report
The mission of State and Local Energy Report is to facilitate greater dialogue on energy-related issues among federal, state and local energy officials. The magazine reaches nearly 8,000 readers representing all levels of government, as well as energy industry policymakers and implementers.