WASHINGTON — The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) will honor leaders in energy efficiency during its 2013 Stars of Energy Efficiency awards dinner Oct. 2 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington.

The Star of Energy Efficiency awards are given to individuals, organizations, companies, learning institutions, and government programs that have demonstrated a significant and tangible commitment to the cause of energy efficiency both in the U.S. and abroad.

Navy secretary Ray Mabus will receive the Chairman’s award from ASE honorary chair Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) for his commitment to helping make the Navy a global leader in energy efficiency and helping to elevate the issue at the Pentagon.

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will receive the Charles H. Percy award for public service for its investments to spur energy-efficiency improvements for businesses and homes in 10 Northeastern states.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will accept the Galaxy Star award for implementing a comprehensive sustainability plan, which includes outstanding energy-efficiency improvements in the Metro’s fleet and buildings.

Lime Energy is the recipient of the Super Nova Star award for its small business direct install model which works with nine utilities in six states to help small businesses become more energy efficient.

Keystone Help is this year’s Andromeda Star award recipient for providing low-cost financing options to help Pennsylvania residents perform energy-saving Energy Star improvements in their homes.

The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore is receiving the International (i-star) award for its commitment to achieve a national target of greening at least 80 percent of the buildings in Singapore by 2030.

Whirlpool Corp. is this year’s Innovative Star award recipient for introducing a new line of smart-grid home appliances that will educate consumers on how to avoid peak times to maximize energy efficiency.

“These impressive winners are helping advance the Alliance’s Energy 2030 goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity through investment, modernization, and education,” said Kateri Callahan, president, ASE. “They are proof that not only inside the nation’s capital, but also throughout the U.S. and across the globe much is being done to cut energy waste while saving money and improving the environment.”

Publication date: 6/17/2013