WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named three Champions of Energy Efficiency at its Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. Presented to those in the industrial sector, the awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the area of energy efficiency. Winners were selected based on demonstrated excellence in program implementation, leadership, research and development, energy policy, private sector initiatives, and international initiatives.
The 2007 winners are:
• Byron Lloyd & Mark Hamann, Industrial Leadership - Through a
partnership between the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity (DCEO) and ComEd, Byron Lloyd & Mark Hamann were instrumental
in enhancing the use of Envinta’s One-2-Five software to create a holistic
energy efficiency evaluation tool. Their joint effort resulted in a new
evaluation and implementation product utilizing the One-2-Five software tool,
the Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Program (MEEP). Participants in MEEP can
pursue energy efficiency opportunities by following an ‘Action Plan.’ This plan
utilizes the technical expertise of ComEd engineers and financial assistance of
DCEO to effectively identify and ultimately implement energy-saving
opportunities. ACEEE said DCEO and ComEd are providing an extremely useful tool
to gain valuable energy savings in industry.
• David Zepponi, Industrial Leadership - As president of the
Northwest Food Processors Association, Zepponi has implemented a number of
projects to develop continued energy efficiency gains in the food processing
industry. Among these projects, Zepponi has created, populated, and maintained
an informative database of best practices for the food processing industry.
These best practices include information on system optimization; best-available
commercial technologies; energy- and water-saving measures; and other
leading-edge energy and environment technologies. Zepponi also developed the
Western U.S. Food-Processing Industry Resource Efficiency Initiative (FIRE), a
collaboration of many entities including the Oregon Department of Energy,
Washington State University, and California League of Food Processors, with the
goal of increasing energy and water use efficiency. According to ACEEE,
Zepponi’s efforts have provided a valuable resource of energy efficiency
information and guidance for the food processing industry.
• United Technologies Corp., Implementation & Deployment - As
a diversified company with products ranging from home heating and air
conditioning to aerospace and helicopters, United Technologies Corp. (UTC) has
met impressive energy efficiency goals, noted ACEEE. UTC has met a 19 percent
reduction in energy consumption, a 49 percent reduction in water consumption,
and a 44 percent reduction in air emissions from 1997-2006. As part of its
latest set of environmental targets, UTC has set a goal to reduce absolute
greenhouse gas emissions by 12 percent over the next four years and will invest
$100 million toward cogeneration and energy conservation projects. UTC is a
founding member of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change and the U.S. Green
Building Council, and is a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable
The 2007 winners were nominated by their peers and selected by a
committee of ACEEE’s board of directors. ACEEE received 23 nominations for this
year’s awards. Read about past years' ACEEE Champions of Energy Efficiency at www.aceee.org/about/awards.htm.
Aug. 8, 2007: ACEEE Awards â€˜Champions of Energy Efficiency in Industry'
August 8, 2007