Call for Entries: Energy Efficiency Forum Accepting Nominations for 2011 Energy Leadership Awards

Awards recognizing leadership in energy efficiency will be presented during 22nd Annual Forum in Washington, D.C.

Mar 22, 2011, 10:00 ET from Johnson Controls

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Energy Efficiency Forum is now accepting nominations for its 2011 Energy Leadership Awards. Established in 1991, the Energy Leadership Awards recognize individuals who have provided exemplary leadership in instituting and advancing energy efficiency in the United States and abroad. The Awards will be presented during the 22nd Annual Energy Efficiency Forum, taking place on June 15-16 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The deadline for nominations is May 13.

Previous honorees include: Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jeff Bingaman and Dianne Feinstein; Energy Secretaries Federico Pena and Hazel O'Leary; Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger; Governors John Hoeven, Christine Todd Whitman, Bill Owen and Edward Rendell; and Mayors Martin O'Malley and Greg Nickels.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Public Service Award - Recognizes a current or former public education official or federal, state or local government public servant who has motivated action to addressing energy efficiency across their operations and has served as an advocate of energy efficiency.
  • Mayor's Award - Recognizes a current or former holder of a city-level elective office who has made a significant contribution to energy efficiency at the city government level.
  • Congressional Award - Recognizes a current or former member of Congress who has contributed to legislative achievements that encourage energy efficiency gains in the public and/or private sector.
  • Governor's Award - Recognizes a current or former holder of a state-level elective office who has made a significant contribution to energy efficiency at the state government level.
  • International Award - Recognizes a current or former international, federal or state public official who has encouraged energy efficiency internationally.
  • Douglas Decker Lifetime Achievement Award - This award of distinction is presented to an individual who has made a significant, long-term contribution toward the advancement of energy efficiency on a national or global scale.

Nominations for the Energy Leadership Awards can be submitted by peers, though individuals can also self-nominate. Nomination forms are available on the Energy Efficiency Forum website at Honorees will be chosen by members of the Forum Executive Council. Recipients will be notified prior to the Forum, as recipient attendance at the Forum is required.

"Energy Efficiency - The Smart Path to Energy Security and Economic Growth" is the focus of the 22nd Annual Energy Efficiency Forum co-sponsored by Johnson Controls and the U.S. Energy Association (USEA). Energy efficiency can play an important role in increasing national security and fueling local economic recovery. This year's Forum will examine how advanced efficiency technologies, smart energy policies and consumer education can be integrated today to enhance energy security, improve global competitiveness and accelerate economic growth.

The mission of the invitation-only Energy Efficiency Forum is to be the premier forum that promotes an energy efficiency ethic through the presentation of national and worldwide views on energy efficiency and the resulting impact on the environment, national security and economic growth. Once again, the Energy Efficiency Forum and the Virtual Energy Forum are joining together to simulcast the 22nd Annual Energy Efficiency Forum speeches and discussions at on June 16, giving more people worldwide the opportunity to participate in the dialog on energy efficiency and sustainable business practices.

For more information and to download a copy of the nomination form, please visit the Energy Efficiency Forum website at

About The United States Energy Association

The United States Energy Association is the U.S. Member Committee of the World Energy Council. USEA is an association of public and private energy-related organizations, corporations, and government agencies. It represents the broad interests of the U.S. energy sector by increasing the understanding of energy issues, both domestically and internationally. In conjunction with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of Energy, USEA sponsors our nation's Energy Partnership Program. Membership in USEA is open to all organizations having an interest in the energy sector of the United States. For more information, please visit

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in over 150 countries. Our 142,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2011, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #1 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit

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