Idaho Awards for Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency

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

For your facility to be considered, please fill out the application(provided at the link below) and forward along with any additional documentation to Matt Wiggs at the Idaho Governor´s Office of Energy Resources at matt.wiggs@oer.idaho.gov.

The application deadline is Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Note: Up to ten additional pages of documentation will be accepted to support your application.

2013 Winners

On Tuesday, January 7, Governor Otter presented the first annual Idaho Awards for Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency to three Idaho facilities:

State of Idaho Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency

  • ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston
  • American Falls

State of Idaho Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency

  • J.R. Simplot Company
  • Smoky Canyon Mine

The Idaho Governor's Award for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

  • ON Semiconductor
  • Pocatello

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.

Last Modified: Wednesday, April 9, 2014