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The Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency honor businesses and industrial facilities located in Idaho for their achievements in reducing their energy consumption over the past year. These awards recognize organizations that demonstrate a willingness to improve their operation processes, upgrade structures with more cost-effective, efficient technologies, and establish programs that build a strong culture that encourages everyone to participate in energy saving activities.

Nominations can be made in two categories, Buildings and Industry; based on the type of business a facility or organization operates. Additionally, one application may be chosen to receive the Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency. This award is given to a single applicant that has demonstrated outstanding efforts to significantly reduce their energy use over the past year. For more information on each of these awards please see the individual tabs below. 

The Idaho Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award for Buildings recognizes organizations who lead the state in implementing energy efficiency projects that either upgrade their physical environment through retrofits and renovations, or achieve energy efficiency through programming that diminishes demand for energy.

Awards will be given to up to two organizations who best demonstrate their commitment to reducing energy usage.

Qualifications

  • Buildings must be located in Idaho.
  • Buildings must be for commercial, educational, local government or multi-family use.*
  • Eligible buildings will be split into two categories:
    • Buildings greater than or equal to 50,000 square feet.
    • Buildings less than 50,000 square feet.

Examples of organizations who are encouraged to apply include:**

  • Convenience Stores
  • Grocery Stores
  • Hospitals/Medical Facilities
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Mercantile/ Retail
  • Office/ Administrative Agency
  • Public Assembly
  • Religious/ Place of Worship
  • Restaurants
  • K-12/ University/ Colleges
  • Multi-family Units
  • Local Government Agencies (work done to specific building)
    • Town/ City Halls
    • Fire/ Police Stations
    • Libraries
    • Other Local Agency Buildings

Documentation needed

Please provide the following information on the application, or as an attachment with the application.

  • The facility’s 2018 total electric energy use.
  • The facility’s 2018 total gas energy use. (if applicable)
  • For physical changes made: Detailed description of the energy efficiency features that were added such as HVAC, lighting, and insulation. (Please provide pictures if available)
  • For programming implemented: Detailed description of the program and its outcomes. (Please provide images of documents used to support the program)

*Those organizations that are interested in nominating a building for manufacturing/industrial, agricultural or processing purposes should please use the Industry Awards application.

 **If organizations are interested in highlighting energy efficient changes to several of their buildings, they should use one application to describe all of those changes.

Information

For more information on this award please contact Katie Pegan at: katie.pegan@oer.idaho.gov.

The Idaho Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award for Industry recognizes organizations who lead the state in implementing energy efficiency projects and initiatives that either improve the production process of goods manufactured in Idaho, or support the process of managing local communities.

This award recognizes steps taken by organizations to upgrade their plants, facilities or manufacturing equipment through energy efficient retrofits and renovations that diminishes demand for energy.

Awards will be given to up to three organizations who best demonstrate their commitment to reducing energy waste on their sites will be honored for this award.

Qualifications

  • Facilities must be located in Idaho.
  • Facilities must be for manufacturing, industrial, agriculture or local government purposes.*
  • Examples of organizations who are encouraged to apply include:
    • Food Producers
    • Agriculture
    • Wastewater Treatment Plants
    • Manufacturers
    • Mining and Refining

Documentation Needed

Please provide the following information on the application, or as an attachment with the application.

  • Site specific information:
    • Electric utility that provides service to the site.
    • Gas utility that provides service to the site.
  • Detailed description of the energy efficiency project. (Please provide pictures if available)

*Those organizations that are interested in nominating a building for commercial, educational or multi-family purposes should please use the Building Awards application.

Information

For more information on this award please contact Katie Pegan at: katie.pegan@oer.idaho.gov.

Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency 

The single facility/organization that best exemplifies a commitment to energy efficiency will be selected to receive the Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency. The award will recognize the organization/ facility that goes above and beyond in energy efficiency promotion and implementation.

Reductions in overall energy use due to project/program implementation, estimated savings for the year and impact to the organization will be factors considered for this award.

Some examples of the type of energy management or awareness programs that will be taken into account are:

  • Completing new capital projects.
  • Commitment to long term reduction goals. (benchmarking should be included in application)
  • Participation in regional or national energy efficiency programs, such as:
    • Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program.
    • ENERGY STAR programs/ strategies.

Please provide details in the comments section of the application and attach additional pages if necessary.

Facilities/organizations that apply for either the Idaho Leadership in Energy Efficiency Awards for Buildings or Industry will automatically be considered for the Idaho Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency.

Press Releases

Governor Brad Little announced the recipients of the 2019 Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency. The awards acknowledge Idaho companies that exhibit leadership in their communities by implementing energy efficiency measures at their local facilities and buildings.

“Improving energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption are the foundation of a secure future for Idaho and our country,” Governor Little said. “I applaud the Idaho businesses and organizations receiving these awards for their leadership in demonstrating smart, cost-effective and responsible energy practices.”

The recipients of the awards are separated into two categories – buildings and industry – to acknowledge their achievements based on the type of facilities used and the business they operate.

The recipients under the buildings category are:

  • Brigham Young University Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho
  • College of Western Idaho in Nampa, Idaho

The recipients under the Industry category are:

  • Agropur, Inc. –Jerome Cheese in Jerome, Idaho
  • Lamb Weston’s Twin Falls Plant in Twin Falls, Idaho
  • J.R. Simplot’s Don Plant in Pocatello, Idaho

Governor Little also announced a recipient for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency. The award honors a single facility or organization that demonstrates a commitment to energy efficiency through its efforts to significantly reduce its energy consumption. The recipient of the Governor’s Award is:

  • Clearwater Paper in Lewiston, Idaho

Each organization has demonstrated a long-term commitment to reducing their energy use and environmental impacts in Idaho. These organizations are among Idaho’s outstanding leaders in achieving energy efficiency at the local level.

Current Winners

The recipients of the 2019 State of Idaho Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award for Buildings:

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho – Rexburg
  • College of Western Idaho – Nampa

The recipients of the 2019 State of Idaho Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award for Industry are:

  • Agropur Inc. – Jerome Cheese Co. – Jerome
  • Lamb Weston’s Twin Falls Plant – Twin Falls
  • J.R. Simplot Company – “Don Plant” – Pocatello

Recipient of the 2019 Idaho Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

  • Clearwater Paper – Lewiston

Previous Winners

2018 WINNERS

The recipients of the 2018 State of Idaho Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award for Buildings:

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho – Rexburg
  • Idaho National Laboratory – Idaho Falls

The recipients of the 2018 State of Idaho Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award for Industry are:

  • J.R. Simplot Company – “Don Plant” – Pocatello
  • Agropur Inc. – Jerome Cheese Co. – Jerome

Recipient of the 2018 Idaho Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

  • Idaho Power Company – Boise

2017 WINNERS

The recipients of the 2017 State of Idaho Award for Excellence in Commercial Energy Efficiency are:

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho – Rexburg
  • General Growth Properties (GGP)/ Boise Towne Square Mall – Boise
  • Boise State University Foundation – Boise
  • Ada County – Ada County Juvenile Probation Services-West – Meridian

The recipients of the 2017 State of Idaho Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency are:

  • CTI Foods/ SSI Foodservice Inc. – Wilder
  • J.R. Simplot Company – “Don Plant” – Pocatello
  • Agropur Inc. – Jerome Cheese Co. – Jerome
  • City of Idaho Falls Wastewater Division – Idaho Falls
  • City of Ketchum/Sun Valley Water and Sewer District – Ketchum

2016 WINNERS

The recipients of the 2016 State of Idaho Award for Excellence in Commercial Energy Efficiency are:

  • Brigham Young University–Idaho – Rexburg
  • City of Jerome Wastewater Facility – Jerome
  • Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind – Gooding

The recipients of the 2016 State of Idaho Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency are:

  • Alta Forest Products – Naples Mill – Naples
  • Lamb Weston – American Falls
  • Jerome Cheese – Jerome
  • J.R. Simplot Company “Don Plant” – Pocatello
  • ON Semiconductor – Pocatello

The recipient of the 2016 Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency is:

  • Idaho National Laboratory – Idaho Falls

2015 WINNERS

Recipients of the 2015 State of Idaho Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency:

  • J.R. Simplot Company – Idaho Plant
  • ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston – American Falls
  • ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston – Twin Falls
  • Davisco Jerome Cheese – Jerome
  • DOT Foods – Burley
  • J.R. Simplot Company- “Don Plant” – Pocatello

The recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency is:

  • J.R. Simplot Company- “Idaho Plant” – Caldwell

2014 WINNERS

Recipients of the 2014 State of Idaho Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency

  • ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston – American Falls
  • Pacific Ethanol – Burley
  • Packaging Specialties of Idaho – Burley
  • J.R. Simplot Company – “Don Plant” – Pocatello
  • Stimson Lumber – St. Maries

The recipient of the 2014 Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency is:

  • Davisco Foods Jerome Cheese – Jerome

2013 WINNERS

Recipients of the 2013 State of Idaho Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency

  • J.R. Simplot Company – Smoky Canyon Mine
  • ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston – American Falls

The recipient of the 2013 Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency is:

  • ON Semiconductor – Pocatello

 

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