ACEEE awards reflect region’s energy efficiency commitment

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ACEEE Presents Four 2015 Champion of Energy Efficiency in Industry AwardsBuffalo, New York (August 6, 2015)–The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) presented four Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards last night at its Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry. The awards recognize leadership and accomplishment in the industrial energy efficiency field. Winners are selected based on demonstrated excellence in industrial leadership, lifetime achievement, research and development, implementation and deployment, or energy policy. The winners for 2015 are:

  • Don Sturtevant, corporate energy director, J.R. Simplot Company, for his leadership of J.R. Simplot’s energy efficiency efforts and numerous contributions to the industrial efficiency community.
  • Bruce Hedman, technical director, Institute for Industrial Productivity, for his career-long commitment to industrial energy efficiency and combined heat and power technology and policy.
  • Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for leadership in the development and implementation of Strategic Energy Management programs.
  • Allan Crandlemire, chief executive officer (retired), EfficiencyOne, for entrenching sustainability, conservation, and efficiency in Nova Scotia.

The winners were nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of ACEEE’s board of directors from an impressive group of over 60 nominations. Selection criteria were based on each nominee’s impact, innovation, and leadership in the energy efficiency field.

This year’s Champion of Energy Efficiency in Industry awards were presented at the Industry Summer Study in Buffalo, New York. The Industry Summer Study is the premier energy efficiency conference addressing industrial issues, and draws leading academics, energy efficiency professionals, government representatives, researchers, and policymakers.

The 2015 Champions join a select group of energy efficiency leaders who have been recognized for their extraordinary contributions and leadership by ACEEE at the annual Summer Study conferences. The Champion of Energy Efficiency award began with the ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (held in even years) and was extended to the Industry Summer Study beginning in 2005.

About ACEEE: The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. For information about ACEEE and its programs, publications, and conferences, visit