2018 Evening with Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Gala | Alliance to Save Energy

2018 Evening with Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Gala

Now in its 26th year, the Alliance to Save Energy's Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Gala brings together energy efficiency's elite to honor the "best of the best." 

On September 26, 2018, nearly 400 energy efficiency leaders from industry, government, and the non-profit sectors will convene at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., to celebrate with our stars and honor the winners!

2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to this year's winners of the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency: Power Generation & Supply – Agder Energi and Microsoft
  • Industry & Manufacturing Star of Energy Efficiency – Legrand North and Central America
  • Transportation Star of Energy Efficiency – Southern California Edison 
  • Built Environment Star of Energy Efficiency – Target
  • Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency: Built Environment – thyssenkrupp 
  • Rising Star of Energy Efficiency – Thomas Wenning of Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Chairman's Award – American University 

With nearly 40 impressive and diverse nominations, the competition was stronger than ever and our sincere thanks and appreciation goes to the Alliance Gala & Awards Committee for their role in the selection process. You can learn about these winners' energy efficiency achievements in our full press release

JOIN THE CELEBRATION

Be a part of this important event and show your support for advancing energy efficiency by serving as a Gala Sponsor. Sponsorships are available at three levels—Shooting Star, Shining Star, and Star—all of which will provide your organization with unparalleled visibility and benefits. Contact Kevin Johnson today for more information.

You may also join the celebration by purchasing an individual seat, which are available for $1000 for a general seat or $2000 for a seat and access to the VIP reception prior to the dinner program. For more information, contact events@ase.org.  

Watch this 45-second video below for a taste of what the "energy prom" looks like:

 

The Annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Gala is a widely-attended event.

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2017 Stars of Energy Efficiency

Chairman's Award: Itron

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Natinoal Renewable Energy Laboratory

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • 7-Eleven
  • American Water
  • Chevrolet Bolt EV
  • Schneider Electric

 

2016 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Chairman's Award: Johnson Controls, Inc. 

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • Staples
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award: View, Inc. 

Rising Star of Energy Efficiency Awards: 

  • Guy Van Syckle, Hannon Armstrong

 

2015 Stars of Energy Efficiency

Chairman's Award: IBM

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Former CEO, Sustainable Energy for All 

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • Cinemark Theatres
  • Danfoss
  • L'Oreal USA
  • Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G)

Rising Star of Energy Efficiency Awards: 

  • Daniel Hill, Co-founder, Green Impact Campaign
  • Aurora Winslade, Student, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

 

2014 Stars of Energy Efficiency

Chairman's Award: Elon Musk

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • MGM Resorts International
  • Nest Labs Inc.
  • National Housing Trust
  • The Olympic Movement
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

 

2013 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Chairman's Award: Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Governor George Pataki on behalf of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • Los Angeles Country Metropolitan Transportation Authority
    Accepted by Mayor Pam O'Connor, Board Member
  • Lime Energy
    Accepted by Adam Procell, President & COO
  • Keystone Home Energy Loan Program
    Accepted by Peter Krajsa, Chairman & CEO, AFC First Financial; Keith Welks, Deputy Treasurer, Pennsylvania Department of Treasury; and, Daniel Lapato, Deputy Secretary for External Affairs, Pennsylvania Department of Enviromental Protection
  • Whirlpool Corporation
    Accepted by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
  • The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore 
    Accepted by Dr. John Keung, Chief Executive Officer

 

2012 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Honorable Bruce Oreck, U.S. Ambassador to Finland and Chair, League of Green Embassies

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • Kroger Co.
    Accepted by David Dillon, Chairman & CEO
  • Advantix Systems
    Accepted by Hannah Choi Granade, President
  • Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development
    Accepted by Ron Rees, Executive Director, and Tom Reed, Chairman
  • Eletrobras
    Accepted by José da Costa Carvalho Neto, Chief Executive Officer
  • ​DIRECTV
    Accepted by Rômulo Pontual, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

 

2011 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Chairman’s Award: Honorable Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment, U.S. Department of the Navy

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Daniel Yergin, Co-Founder and Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • Briggs & Stratton
    Accepted by Todd Teske, President, Chairman & CEO
  • Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute
    Accepted by Morrison Carter, Chairman
  • Solutions for Energy Efficient Logistics
    Accepted by Louis James, President and CEO
  • Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
    Accepted by Professor J. Owen Lewis, Chief Executive
  • ThinkEco
    Accepted by Jun Shimada, President & CEO

 

2010 Stars of Energy Efficiency

Chairman’s Award: Honorable Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Rick Fedrizzi, Founding Chairman, President & CEO, U.S. Green Building Council

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • U-Haul International Inc.
    Accepted by Edward Shoen, CEO
  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
    Accepted by Thane Maynard, Executive Director
  • OPOWER
    Accepted by Alex Laskey, President, and Dan Yates, CEO
  • Environment Canada
    Accepted by Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment
  • Energy Efficiency New Brunswick
    Accepted by Elizabeth Weir, President and CEO
  • Danfoss
    Accepted by Robert Wilkins, President, Danfoss North America

 

2009 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Chairman’s Award: Honorable Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, United States Department of Energy

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Honorable Deval Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
    Accepted by Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary, Public & Indian Housing
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
    Accepted by Dr. Jerry Schubel, President & CEO
  • Warren County Public School System, KY
    Accepted by Tim Murley, Interim Superintendent
  • The National Housing Commission (CONAVI) and the National Fund for Housing (INFONAVIT), Mexico
    Accepted by Evangelina Hirata-Nagasako, Deputy General Director &Victor Borras-Setien, General Director
  • 3M Company
    Accepted by George Buckley, Chairman, President & CEO

 

2008 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Chairman’s Award: Philips Electronics, accepted by Kaj den Daas, Chairman and CEO, Philips Lighting North America

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Jon Wellinghoff

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • United Technologies Corporation
    Accepted by George David, Chairman
  • ​Rinnai Corporation
    Accepted by Hiroyasu Naito, President, Rinnai Corporation
  • York County School Division
    Accepted by Eric Williams, Ed.D., Division Superintendent
  • Embraco
    Accepted by Ernesto Heinzelmann, President and CEO
  • Jupiter Oxygen Corporation
    Accepted by Dietrich Gross, President and CEO

 

2007 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Chairman’s Award: Jones Lang La Salle, accepted by Colin Dyer, Chief Executive Officer

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service: Western Governors’ Association, accepted by Honorable Bill Ritter, Governor of Colorado

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. John H. Gibbons

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • The Home Depot
    Accepted by Ron Jarvis, Vice President for Environmental Innovation
  • Orion Energy Systems
    Accepted by Neal Verfuerth, President and CEO
  • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
    Accepted by James Kerr, North Carolina Utilities Commissioner and NARUC President
  • International Energy Agency
    Accepted by Nabou Tanaka, Executive Director

 

2006 Stars of Energy Efficiency 

Chairman's Award: Lee Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., accepted by Linda Dillman, Executive Vice President of Risk Management, Benefits, & Sustainability, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service:  Matthew Driscoll, Mayor, City of Syracuse

Star of Energy Efficiency Awards:

  • The Dow Chemical Company
    Accepted by Andrew Liveris, President, CEO, and Chairman
  • Power Integrations, Inc.
    Accepted by Balu Balakrishnan, President and CEO
  • The National Affordable Housing Network
    Accepted by Barbara Miller, Executive Director
  • The Trust Fund for Electric Energy Saving (FIDE)

 

 2005 and Prior Stars of Energy Efficiency 

  • 3M Company
  • Amory Lovins, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Andersen Corporation
  • Arthur Rosenfeld, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of EERE, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Bank of America
  • Bernard Jamet, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Burlington Electric Department
  • CertainTeed Corporation
  • Charles R. Immbrecht, former Chairman, California Energy Commission
  • Consumer Union/Consumer Report
  • Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • David K. Garman, Acting Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dean Langford, President, OSRAM SYLVANIA
  • Denis Hayes, Chairman, Earth Day Network
  • Energy Star Program
  • Energy Star Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Frito Lay, Inc.
  • Governor George E. Pataki, State of New York
  • Governor Tommy G. Thompson, State of Wisconsin
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hector Ibarra, Middle School Science Teacher, Iowa
  • Honorable David E. Skaggs, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Honorable Edward Markey, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Honorable Jeff Bingaman, U.S. Senate
  • Honorable Mark O. Hatfield, U.S. Senate
  • Honorable Philip R. Sharp, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Honorable Timothy E. Wirth, U.S. Senate
  • Howard Geller, Former Executive Director, ACEEE
  • IBM Corporation
  • John W. Rowe, Chairman, President & CEO, Unicom
  • Johnson Controls
  • Marriott International
  • Maurice R. Strong, former Secretary General, UN Earth Summit
  • Michael Peevey, President California Public Utilities Commission
  • North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
  • Owens Corning
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • R.E. Ted Turner, Vice Chairman, Time Warner
  • Ross Pillari, President, BP America & William Keese, California PUC
  • Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  • Southern California Edison
  • The City of Austin, Texas
  • The Durst Organization
  • The ESCo Industry
  • Thomas R. Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute
  • Toyota
  • Ultra Light Steel Auto Body - Advanced Vehicle Concepts
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of the Navy
  • Whirlpool Corporation