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Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

The Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency application period is now closed.

The Idaho Awards for Leadership in Energy Efficiency honors businesses and government entities located in Idaho for their achievements in reducing their energy consumption over the past year. These awards recognize entities who have measurably benefited their communities by improving their operation processes, upgrading structures with cost-effective, efficient technologies, and establishing programs that build a strong culture encouraging participation in energy saving activities. There are three different classifications – small business, large business, and government entities – and four geographic regions: north, central, southwest, and southeast. An award in each category will be issued in each region. One applicant whose outstanding energy efficiency efforts over the past year have significantly benefited its community will be chosen to receive the Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency.

For more information, please contact:

Amanda Galvez
208-332-1668
amanda.galvez@oer.idaho.gov

 

 

Categories:

  Small Business  Large Business Government Agencies
Qualifications
  • Facilities must be in Idaho
  • Employs less than 50 employees company wide
  • Facilities must be in Idaho
  • Employs more than 50 employees company wide
  • Facilities must be in Idaho
  • Must be government owned or operated
Examples may include
  • Restaurants
  • Medical facilities
  • Retail stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Industrial facilities
  • Private educational institutions
  • Town/city halls
  • Fire/police stations
  • Libraries
  • Public educational institutions
Documentation
  • The facility’s 2021 and 2022 total electric and gas energy use
  • A brief description of any energy efficiency projects implemented in 2022
  • Estimated energy savings
  • Estimated dollar savings
  • A letter from the organization’s utility provider confirming the facility’s energy usage
  • A description of the organization’s efforts related to energy efficiency
  • How the organization’s energy savings benefited the community

 

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 facility/organization 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 2022 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:

  • Involta LLC
  • Boise State University
  • Brigham Young University Idaho

The recipients under the Industry category are:

  • Agropur
  • Packaging Specialties
  • Anheuser-Busch – Malting Plant
  • Clearwater Paper

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:

  • J.R. Simplot – Smoky Canyon Mine

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.

Previous Winners

2021 WINNERS

The recipient of the 2021 State of Idaho Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award for Buildings:

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho – Rexburg

The recipients of the 2021 State of Idaho Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award for Industry are:

  • Agropur – Jerome Cheese in Jerome, Idaho
  • Alta Forest Products – Naples Mill in Naples, Idaho
  • Anheuser-Busch – Malting Plant in Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Clearwater Paper in Lewiston, Idaho

Recipient of the 2021 Idaho Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency is:

  • J.R. Simplot’s Idaho Plant in Caldwell, Idaho

2020 WINNERS

The recipients of the 2020 State of Idaho Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award for Buildings:

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho – Rexburg
  • Treasure Valley Family YMCA – Boise and Caldwell

The recipients of the 2020 State of Idaho Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award for Industry are:

  • Alta Forest Products – Naples Mill – Naples
  • Cedar Ridge Dairy – Filer
  • Clearwater Paper – Lewiston
  • J.R. Simplot Company – “Don Plant” – Pocatello

Recipient of the 2020 Idaho Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency is:

  • Agropur Inc. – Jerome Cheese Co. – Jerome

2019 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 is:

  • Clearwater Paper – Lewiston

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 is:

  • Idaho Power Company – Boise

 

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