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Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

Governor Recognizes Nine Idaho Organizations for Exceptional Leadership in Energy Efficiency

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter recognized recipients of the 2017 Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency on October 5, 2017 during the Idaho Energy and Green Building Conference in Boise. The awards highlight Idaho organizations that are exceptional leaders in implementing energy efficiency at their facilities.

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

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

Each organization has demonstrated a long-term commitment to reducing their energy use and environmental impacts in Idaho. Projects implemented by these nine recipients in 2016 would save enough energy to power more than 1,200 Idaho homes for a year. These organizations clearly are among Idaho’s outstanding leaders in achieving energy efficiency at the local level.

Please return next year for the 2018 Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency.

The Idaho Awards for Leadership in Commercial Energy Efficiency will recognize the commercial organizations that are exceptional state leaders in implementing energy efficiency projects and initiatives at their local Idaho buildings.

Qualifications

  • Buildings for commercial purposes; which does not include residential, manufacturing/industrial, or agricultural purposes.
  • Eligible building uses include:
    • Convenience Store
    • Grocery
    • Hospital/Medical
    • Hotel/Motel
    • K-12, University
    • Mercantile
    • Office/Administration
    • Public Assembly
    • Religious/Worship
    • Restaurant
    • Retail
    • Other (please specify)

Award Levels

Two sets of awards will be offered annually:

State of Idaho´s Award for Excellence in Commercial Energy Efficiency

This award recognizes one organization for each building size category:

    • Small Commercial < 20,000 square feet
    • Medium Commercial > 20,000 and < 50,000 square feet
    • Large Commercial > 50,000 square feet

Awards will be given to organizations that best demonstrate energy efficiency by reducing their energy use intensity (EUI) within their building or provide information and documentation regarding other energy efficiency measures as noted in the next bullet. The reductions in EUI must correspond with the energy efficiency projects listed in the application or within the attached supporting documentation.

For organizations that do not achieve a reduction in energy use intensity or do not believe energy intensity accurately captures the practices implemented, please provide up to ten pages of documentation (or provide a presentation) supporting the measures taken within the building in improving energy efficiency. Please include any certifications achieved or standards followed.

The Idaho Governor´s Award for Leadership in Commercial Energy Efficiency

Facilities/organizations that apply for the State of Idaho´s Awards for Excellence in Energy Efficiency will automatically be considered for the Idaho Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency; each sector will receive an award.

The single organization/facility that best exemplifies a commitment to energy efficiency will be selected to receive this award. The award will recognize the organization/facility that goes above and beyond in energy efficiency promotion and implementation. Reductions in energy intensity and other factors will be considered for this award. Examples would include organizations that have initiated new energy management and awareness programs, completed new capital projects, commitment to a long term reduction goals, or participated in regional or national programs, such as the Department of Energy´s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program, and ENERGY STAR programs and strategies. Please provide details in the comments section of the application and attach additional pages if needed.

Instructions

Please return next year to apply for the 2018 Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency.

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

2016 Winners

The recipient of the 2016 Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency is:
  • Idaho National Laboratory
The recipients of the 2016 State of Idaho Award for Excellence in Commercial Energy Efficiency are:
  • Brigham Young University – Idaho
  • City of Jerome Wastewater Facility
  • Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind

The Idaho Awards for Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency will recognize the industrial companies that are exceptional state leaders in implementing energy efficiency at their local facilities.

Qualifications

  • Industrial Facilities Only – Facility operations must fall under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 31-33 or Standard Industrial Codes (SIC) 20-39.
  • Total energy expenses must be greater than $100,000 at the facility.

Awards Levels

Two sets of awards will be offered annually:

State of Idaho´s Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency

This award will recognize up to five facilities that best demonstrate energy efficiency by reducing energy intensity (EI) within their plant. The reductions in EI must correspond with the energy efficiency projects listed in the application or within the attached supporting documentation. A maximum of two facilities per corporation may receive an award, unless no additional applicants qualify. Every facility that applies for this award will also be considered for the Governor´s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency.

For facilities that do not achieve a reduction in energy intensity (such as newly constructed facilities) or plants that do not believe energy intensity accurately captures the practices implemented, please provide up to ten pages of documentation (or provide a presentation) supporting the measures taken within the facility in improving energy efficiency. Please include any certifications achieved or standards followed (e.g. LEED, ISO 500001). These facilities will also be considered for the annual Governor´s award.

The Idaho Governor´s Award for Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency

The single facility that best exemplifies a commitment to energy efficiency will be selected to receive this award. The award will recognize the facility that goes above and beyond in energy efficiency promotion and implementation. Reductions in energy intensity and other factors will be considered for this award. Examples would include facilities that have initiated new energy management and awareness programs, completed new capital projects, commitment to a long term reduction goals, or participated in regional or national programs, such as the Department of Energy´s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program. Please provide details in the comments section of the application and attach additional pages if needed. Facilities that apply for the State of Idaho´s Award for Excellence will automatically be considered for this award.

Instructions

Please return next year to apply for the 2018 Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency.

2017 Winners

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 recipient of the 2016 Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency is:
  • Idaho National Laboratory
The recipients of the 2016 State of Idaho Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency are:
  • Alta Forest Products
    Naples Mill
  • Lamb Weston
    American Falls Plant
  • Jerome Cheese
    Jerome
  • J.R. Simplot Company
    “Don Plant” – Pocatello
  • ON Semiconductor
    Pocatello

2015 Winners

Recipient of the 2015 Idaho Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency:

  • J.R. Simplot Company
    Idaho Plant

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

The six facilities combined saved enough energy to power over 2,500 Idaho households for a year; demonstrating that these companies have proven to be exceptional state leaders in implementing energy efficiency at their local facilities. Each company has shown a corporate commitment to reduce their energy use and environmental impact on the state.

2014 Winners

Recipient of the 2014 Idaho Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

  • Davisco Foods Jerome Cheese
    Jerome

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 six facilities combined saved enough energy to power over 550 Idaho households for a year; demonstrating that these companies have proven to be exceptional state leaders in implementing energy efficiency at their local facilities. Each company has shown a corporate commitment to reduce their energy use and environmental impact on the state.

2013 Winners

Recipient of the 2013 Idaho Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

  • ON Semiconductor
    Pocatello

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 three facilities combined have saved enough energy to power over 400 Idaho households for a year; demonstrating that these companies have proven to be exceptional state leaders in implementing energy efficiency at their local facilities. Each company has shown a corporate commitment to reduce their energy use and environmental impact on the state.