This effort aims to identify exemplary programs that save both energy and water to in order to recognize their leadership and to provide information on the programs that might help others to improve their programs or develop new initiatives. Winning programs will be selected from among the nominations by an expert panel of judges, featured in an ACEEE/AWE report, and recognized with awards. If you do not want to nominate this program as an Exemplary Program but instead want to submit it for inclusion in the Water-Energy Efficiency Program Database, please use this form instead.
Please note that the deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, July 20, 2012.
To be eligible for consideration the nominated program must fulfill the following criteria:
· Implemented within the United States, Canada, or Australia;
· Targeted toward benefiting end users of energy and/or water;
· Consist of strategic efforts at multiple sites (i.e. not stand-alone projects) taking place over a period of time that may be open-ended or defined (i.e. long-term efforts and pilots are both eligible);
· Objectives include achieving energy and/or water savings (or, for the RD&D category alone, expanding collaboration between the energy and water sectors to achieve savings through efficiency);
· Results include demonstrated ability to achieve energy and water savings (ex post evaluations strongly encouraged, but not required); and
· Have characteristics that make them appropriate candidates for replication in other locations.
Programs are defined broadly to include all initiatives that meet the above criteria. Programs administered by any kind of organization are eligible. Programs initiated or administered through collaboration between entities from both the water and energy sectors are strongly encouraged to apply. Likewise, programs from any time period are eligible, but programs administered during or with savings data from within the last ten years are strongly encouraged to apply.
Criteria for Exemplary Programs
An expert panel will review the nominations and select the winning programs in each category based on the following set of criteria:
Direct Energy and Water Savings and Other Benefits: Demonstrated ability of the program to deliver significant immediate and long-term kWh and KW (and/or therm, fuel) savings as well as significant long-term water savings (MGD) from efficiency. Program benefits can be primarily related to either water or energy savings, but must provide some savings of both. Other benefits, such as reduced carbon emissions, may also be considered secondarily.
Market Impacts: Demonstrated ability of the program to produce desirable and lasting improvements in the efficiency characteristics and performance of the targeted market.
Cost Effectiveness: Demonstrated ability to yield significant energy and water savings and related benefits relative to the financial costs of the program.
Customer Service and Satisfaction: High quality of services available and provided to customers participating in programs
Innovation: Incorporation of particularly innovative designs and/or implementation techniques that have achieved positive near-term results and promise significant future impacts.
Transferability. Well documented programs with characteristics amenable to replicating the program design in other similar settings.
To demonstrate achievement according to these criteria, it is advantageous, but not required, that nominated programs have used ex post evaluation/verification methodologies to document savings impacts, market effects and other results achieved by the program.
Questions? Feel free to call Eric Mackres at 202-507-4038 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit a nomination, click "Next" to begin the form.