Sempra Named Champion of Energy Efficiency
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presented one of four Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards to Sempra Utilities at its 17th biennial Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. The awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the energy efficiency field. Winners are selected based on demonstrated excellence in program implementation, research and development, energy policy, or private sector initiatives.
The California Energy Commission Building Codes and Standards Program and the California Utilities’ Statewide Codes and Standards Team were recognized for, in the Energy Commission’s case, nearly 40 years of successful efforts to develop improved energy efficiency codes and standards that drive large energy savings in California for businesses and homeowners, and for the California utilities’ (Pacific Gas & Electric, Sempra Utilities, and Southern California Edison) valuable assistance in advancing energy efficiency codes and standards in California and helping spur actions in the rest of the United States.
The other 2012 winners were: Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources staff Deborah Estes and Allen Stayman; Eng Lock Lee, Trane Singapore; and Jeff Harris, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.
The winners were nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of ACEEE’s Board of Directors from an impressive group of over 120 nominations. Selection criteria were based on each nominee’s impact, innovation, and leadership in the energy efficiency field.
Learn more about the 2012 Champion of Energy Efficiency winners by visiting www.aceee.org.