WASHINGTON — The Alliance to Save Energy announced its 2014 Star of Energy Efficiency Award recipients, each an innovative and steadfast leader in the energy-efficiency community.

MGM Resorts Intl. received the Galaxy Star Award for reducing energy use in its Las Vegas properties by more than 420 MWh and reducing annual carbon equivalent emissions by 100,000 metric tons through its Green Advantage Sustainability Platform.

Nest Labs Inc. received the Super Nova Star Award for the learning capability of its Nest Learning Thermostat along with its energy partnerships and Nest energy services, which have helped consumers across the country save money and reduce energy usage.

National Housing Trust received the Andromeda Star Award for creating partnerships between utilities and state governments that have resulted in utilities committing $40 million to reduce energy consumption in multifamily rental housing, and for achieving a combined annual average savings of 54,000 MMBtu and almost 34,500 MWh.

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens received the Innovative Star Award for exceeding four green construction standards and for achieving net-zero annual energy usage through its energy-efficient Center for Sustainable Landscapes.

“The Alliance’s Stars of Energy Efficiency are each being recognized as innovative and dedicated advocates for energy productivity. Across sectors, they are proving that energy efficiency is a cause that deserves committed resources and support. With such strong leadership, I have no doubt the practices of these exceptional organizations will one day become the norm,” said Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy.

Publication date: 10/20/2014 

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